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The Australian Ballet: Molto

Where
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Opera House
Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW 2000
Joan Sutherland Theatre
When

Mondays, 6:30pm to 9pm Tuesdays to Saturdays, 7:30pm to 10pm Sundays, 9am to 6pm Friday 6 November to Saturday 21 November Saturday 7 November from 1:30pm to 4pm Wednesday 11 November from 1:30pm to 4pm Saturday 14 November from 1:30pm to 4pm Wednesday 18 November from 1:30pm to 4pm Saturday 21 November from 1:30pm to 4pm Except Sunday 8 November and Sunday 15 November

Cost

From: $48.00

Drama, laughter and pure physical power: Molto offers 2 works by our resident choreographers Stephen Baynes and Tim Harbour and 1 by Frederick Ashton, a giant of 20th-century dance.

Ashton’s A Month in the Country, based on the play by Ivan Turgenev, draws the lines of desire between its 4 main characters with a deft and delicate hand. Natalia, bored with her marriage, first encourages the attentions of an older admirer before falling wildly in love with her son’s tutor – as does her young ward Vera.

Tim Harbour’s Squander and Glory is set to Michael Gordon’s Weather One (which Harbour describes as “like The Four Seasons played by Conan the Barbarian”) and its lightning-fast, complex movement for 14 dancers, multiplied to 28 by architect Kelvin Ho’s sleek mirrored set, plays with ideas of excess energy, pressure and release.

Stephen Baynes’ Molto Vivace is a giddy frolic in a garden, a light-hearted, tender look at folly and flirting, complete with streetwise cupids and a design that goes from pristine white to neon bright as manners turn to mayhem.

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