The company’s talented dancers surprise and delight passers-by in Beijing, captured in a series of stunning images.
Last year, Australian Ballet stunned onlookers on the streets of Hollywood. This year the company are turning heads overseas once again, but this time on the busy streets of Beijing, China.
Brisbane-born dancer Jessica Fyfe
The company, which is currently in the Chinese capital city for the National Centre for Performing Arts Dance Festival before touring to Shanghai for the city’s International Arts Festival, wowed passers-by, captured in a series of stunning photographs.
Chengwu Guo, Ako Kondo and Brett Chynoweth
This is the eighth time the Australian Ballet have toured to China, with the company’s first visit dating back to 1980. On this occasion Graeme Murphy’s Swan Lake, Alexei Ratmansky’s Cinderella, which Australian audiences can see during the 2016 season, and a mixed programme featuring choreography by Serge Lifar, Twyla Tharp and Stephen Baynes will be on offer to Chinese balletomanes.
The company return to Australia on Sunday, but will begin rehearsals immediately for its Sydney summer season, opening with the annual contemporary programme, 20:21 on November 5, before the Sydney premiere of Artistic Director David McAllister’s sumptuous new production of The Sleeping Beauty, on November 27.