Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo - City of Melbourne
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 Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo

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Description

For the first time, the renowned Ballets de Monte-Carlo brings its full troupe to Australia, showcasing its superb dancers in Jean-Christophe Maillot’s modern take on Swan Lake.

Maillot, the company's director, responds to Tchaikovsky’s immortal score with a provocative vision that pits black against white and good against evil. As in the traditional production, the Prince lives uneasily in his parents’ court, under pressure to marry. Nostalgic for his childhood love, the White Swan, he rejects all possible brides. But the villainous Her Majesty the Night, transforming her daughter into a Black Swan, has other plans for him.

A blend of neo-classical ballet and modern dance, LAC signals its departure from tradition and its plunge into the depths of the psyche with costumes by Winter Olympics designer Philippe Guillotel, who deconstructs tulle, the basis of the tutu, to resemble the pelt of a forest creature. 'On the one hand', says Guillotel, 'the court, elegance and decorum, and on the other hand animal desire, inscrutability and violence'. Set designer Ernest Pignon-Ernest constructs an architecture of black-and-white silk and black metal to frame the fears and desires of the characters.

This is a Swan Lake that upends our expectations and takes us into new and revelatory territory. Don’t miss this unique chance to see an adventurous company turn tradition upside-down.

Location

Arts Centre Melbourne
100 St Kilda Road
Melbourne VIC 3004


Contact details

1300 369 741
tickets@australianballet.com.au
australianballet.com.au/the-ba...


Dates and times

27/06/2019 to 06/07/2019

Mon: 6.30pm – late
Tue: 7.30pm – late
Wed: 2pm – late, 7.30pm – late
Thu: 7.30pm – late
Fri: 7.30pm – late
Sat: 2pm – late, 7.30pm – late

Price

$35-$214 *prices are subject to change


Bookings

Book online

1300 369 741

tickets@australianballet.com.au


Payment method accepted

Cash

EFTPOS

All major cards


How to get there

Public Transport Victoria


Features

All ages

Licensed


Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible



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