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Upcoming ballet and dance performances

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10 - 27 Apr 2024 Dance

Carmen

Johan Inger’s Carmen is a captivating vision that blends athleticism and passion, reimagining Bizet’s opera through dance, unveiling a seductive tale of love and tragedy.

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3 - 18 May 2024 Dance

Études / Circle Electric

In an entrancing double bill, The Australian Ballet presents a beloved classic that shows you the complexity of ballet technique, alongside a spectacular contemporary commission.

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17 - 18 May 2024 Kids & Families

Game Theory

Ages 8+ | Arriving directly from Switzerland is Game Theory – a fast-paced, funny and playful dance celebration of play, sport, big emotions, and the highs and lows of playing games! This season of performances and workshops will have you looking at dance from a whole new perspective.

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11 Jun - 13 Jul 2024 Dance

Horizon

Experience the resilience of two of the world’s great First Nations in Bangarra Dance Theatre’s first mainstage cross-cultural collaboration.

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21 Sep 2024 Dance

Burn the Floor

Celebrating the 25th anniversary and headlined by the incredible vocals of Human Nature’s Phil Burton, Burn the Floor’s extraordinary dancers push the extremes in bringing their famous, infectious, rebellious energy to the stage.

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8 - 23 Nov 2024 Dance

Oscar©

Christopher Wheeldon’s Oscar© blends history and humour in an awe-inspiring production about Oscar Wilde, accompanied by Joby Talbot’s score. A sensational addition to The Australian Ballet’s repertoire.

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30 Nov - 18 Dec 2024 Dance

The Nutcracker

Experience holiday enchantment. Sir Peter Wright’s faithful rendition with Tchaikovsky’s timeless score will transport you to a dream realm of magic, adventure, and festive wonder.

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Dancing to de-feet Parkinson’s

There’s still a lot that's unknown about Parkinson’s disease. But as research progresses, dance stands out as a form of exercise helping to control symptoms and giving strength to those living with the condition.

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Who’s in the Lift? Two Ballet Dancers! Age 5+

Curious kids step through the giant doors of the scenery lift at the Sydney Opera House and meet some amazing people from the stage and behind the scenes.

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DanceRites Deadly Moments

For almost 10 years, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have travelled to Sydney to take part in Sydney Opera House’s various First Nations Festivals and our principal Festival now known as DanceRites.

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