Have you ever wanted to take the family to see an Australian Ballet performance? Here’s your opportunity, the Australian Ballet has launched a free At Home with Ballet TV Digital Season bringing the splendour of ballet direct to your home.
The Digital Season will run until August 2020 with a carefully curated selection of performances, including all-time classics and ballet’s finest romantic productions. Each full-length production will be available for a limited time only.
“We are thrilled to be able to continue to share the spirit-lifting joy of ballet with our At Home with Ballet TV Digital Season. These are challenging times for the world and ballet is something that people can turn to for escapism, fantasy and a sense of hope.”
The Australian Ballet’s Artistic Director David McAllister
Friday 17 April – Friday 1 May 2020
All the storybook fantasy you know and love, with a surprising touch of Surrealist style. Step into the glittering, glamorous world of Alexei Ratmansky’s Cinderella, with its hilarious stepsisters, dashing prince and spirited heroine. A heart-fluttering romance that’s the perfect fit for a cosy night in. Starring Lana Jones and Daniel Gaudiello, this production was filmed in 2016 at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.
Friday 1 – Friday 15 May 2020
Graeme Murphy’s Romeo & Juliet follows Shakespeare’s story of ill-starred lovers, framing it in a kaleidoscope of different settings to emphasise the universal nature of the tale. Young passion smoulders at its core, but Murphy also encompasses the consequences of greed, war and implacable hatred.
The digital season program can be viewed at Digital Season.
Do you need ideas on how to keep the kids engaged while spending time at home? Be sure to check out our other blogs:
• Google Arts and Culture – virtual tours for kids
• NGV Kids – free kids activities for home
• Free ACMI online School Holiday Activities for kids
• Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo streaming live videos
• Kids Storytime goes online
• Kids can enjoy Melbourne Museums at Home
• Tate Kids free at-home activities
• Sydney Opera House online hub – ‘For the Kids’
• Australian National Maritime Museum online activities and games
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