This lecture tells the story of The Australian Ballet, Australia’s flagship national ballet company. Integrating archival materials and films, it will explore the evolution of the company from its premiere performance in 1962, its early profile and repertoire, and the passionate individuals who advocated for its success.
JORDAN BETH VINCENT is a Melbourne-based dance historian and critic, academic and lifelong fan of all things dance. She has a PhD in dance history from the University of Melbourne. Since 2008, she has reviewed dance, circus and physical theatre for the Age, and she is the Australian columnist for Dance International Magazine. She lectures in dance history at the Victorian College of the Arts and is an Associate Research Fellow at Deakin University.
Amber Scott and Adam Bull in Swan Lake, The Australian Ballet, Melbourne, 2007 |choreography: Graeme Murphy | costume design: Kristian Fredrikson | photograph by Liz Ham | courtesy of The Australian Ballet