The Australian Ballet’s “Kunstkamer” Streaming Live Friday, June 10

The Australian Ballet’s “Kunstkamer” Streaming Live Friday, June 10

The Australian Ballet invites you to welcome a cabinet of curiosities into your living room with a once in a lifetime opportunity to stream The Australian Ballet’s creative centrepiece of the year, Kunstkamer live from Melbourne on June 10. 

One stage, 80 dancers, and a string of unforgettable ensemble works, created by four of the world’s most celebrated dance makers. Kunstkamer is the most ambitious contemporary dance production ever undertaken by the company.

Never before has The Australian Ballet presented contemporary dance of this scale and ambition. Commissioned for the 60th anniversary of Nederlands Dans Theater, the world’s most celebrated contemporary company, and now presented for the first time outside of the Netherlands by The Australian Ballet, Kunstkamer is the joint creation of four choreographers: frequent collaborators Paul Lightfoot and Sol León; Marco Goecke; and the Canadian prodigy Crystal Pite. 

Inspired by the 18th-century cabinet of curiosities, this work draws together diverse elements – stark movement, song, film, spoken word – into an eclectic and fascinating whole, bound together by recurring motifs and characters and featuring music by a vast array of composers from Beethoven to Bach to Britten, Janis Joplin to Joby Talbot.

The choreography, moving from the intimacy and humour of solos and pas de deux to intricate waves of ensemble movement, references dance theatre traditions while exploring new frontiers of expression.

Like a modern museum curated with wit and incisive intelligence, Kunstkamer invites you to wonder at the endless possibilities of art.

“As The Australian Ballet approaches its 60th anniversary celebrations, it seems fitting to perform a work created as a 60th anniversary celebration. Kunstkamer is dance at its most surprising, seen through the lens of some of the most inventive choreographers working today. This work takes The Australian Ballet in a new direction, exploring new movements and nuances. What unfolds is a world of curiosity and beauty,” says David Hallberg.

Kunstkamer has been hailed by critics as a five star triumph that “cements David Hallberg’s position as Artistic Director of one of the finest ballet troupes in the world.” (Limelight)

Hallberg will join the Company on stage for a series of special guest appearances for Kunstkamer. You can catch David’s performance live from Melbourne in the comfort of your living room on June 10th. 

Presented by Ballet TV, Kunstkamer streams live from Arts Centre Melbourne at 7:15pm (AEST) Friday June 10, and will be available to stream for 48 hours until 7:15pm (AEST) Sunday June 12. Tickets are just $25. Secure your virtual seat today. 

Click here to book tickets.

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