Australian Ballet presents ‘Bodytorque’

The Australian Ballet’s BodytorqueDiscover the choreographic stars of tomorrow when The Australian Ballet’s Bodytorque program returns to unleash the country’s next generation of talent. After a break in 2012, the ninth instalment of Bodytorque opens on 31 October at Sydney Theatre for five exclusive shows only.


Designed to push the art form further into the 21st-century, this year’s instalment explores the theme of technique and how it can be used to give new life to classical ballet, in works that can use no more than five dancers and are between 10 and 15 minutes long.


Six emerging choreographers have been given the opportunity of a lifetime to creatively collaborate with artists of The Australian Ballet in this boundary-pushing program.


Bodytorque.technique will see Principal Artist Ty King-Wall make his choreographic debut, while Corps de Ballet member Alice Topp will make her third Bodytorque work.


Joining them will be former Principal Artist Joshua Consandine, making his first work, as well as Coryphée Halaina Hills, Corps de Ballet member Richard House and former Corps de Ballet member turned freelance dancer Benjamin Stuart-Carberry.


The Artistic Director of The Australian Ballet, David McAllister, says this year’s theme returns the Bodytorque program to its original intention.


Bodytorque was created to find fresh choreographic talent who could develop new and intelligent works. Working with the theme ‘technique’, the choreographers have really had to focus on reinvigorating the classical form and creating something innovative,” said McAllister.


Bodytorque will be presented in Sydney for five performances. Shows run from 31 October through 3 November at Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay. For more information or to book tickets, visit or call 1300 369 741.


Photo: Soloist Brett Chynoweth and Coryphée Karen Nanasca of The Australian Ballet. Photo by Georges Antoni.