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Australian Ballet: Counterpointe

27 April @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEST

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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until 15 May 2021

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This Sydney-only program sets the classicism of the third act of Petipa’s Raymonda, featuring the wedding of the hero and heroine, against the rigour of American choreographer William Forsythe’s one-act ballet Artifact Suite, performed to Bach’s Chaconne for solo violin and urgent piano pieces by Eva Crossman-Hecht. The program is completed with Balanchine’s Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux, choreographed to a piece of music Tchaikovsky composed for Swan Lake that was thought lost but was discovered in 1953. “The juxtaposition of Raymonda and Artifact Suite shows the evolution of classical ballet,” said Artistic Director David Hallberg. “These seminal works both counteract and perfectly complement each other.”

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A double bill of the elegant 19th-century classic Raymonda with the vigour and attack of Artifact Suite by William Forsythe, who stretches classical forms into original modernity.


27 April
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sydney Opera House
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
02 9250 7111
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Australian Ballet
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