National company celebrates the majesty of India, a decade of Bodytorqueand the Aussie premiere of Wayne McGregor’s Chroma.

The Australian Ballet looks like it’s at the cutting edge of its artform with its offerings for 2014, both embracing innovation plus a reimagining of the classics.

The Artistic Director of The Australian Ballet, David McAllister, was upbeat about the future of the artform saying that audiences were demanding more ballet than ever. “Audiences are telling us that they want more ballet and more choice of productions, so that’s what we’re giving them in 2014!” he said. “We’ve added even more repertoire into our Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne seasons to sate the public’s appetite for ballet. It’s also an opportunity to showcase the versatility and artistry of our dancers, who can’t wait to sink their teeth into this season – with roles like Manon, Clara and Solor in the mix! And personally I’m delighted with the diversity and artistic depth of the 2014 program.”

Strikingly exotic, the headliner to come out of next year’s season looks likely to be La Bayadere. Stanton Welcy’s new production promises to transport its audiences to a gilded world that merges ancient India with the grace...