19 May 2010
Internationally renowned Principal Artists Lucinda Dunn and Robert Curran will perform the stunning ’pas de deux’ from Swan Lake and an emotional, contemporary ’pas de deux’ from Christopher Wheeldon’s sublime After the Rain, while Principal Artist, Rachel Rawlins will pair with Senior Artist, Andrew Killian to dance a lavish ’pas de deux’ from Graeme Murphy’s acclaimed interpretation of the traditional tale of The Nutcracker, The Story of Clara.
In addition to the ballet performance, June’s event will include a Q&A session, allowing guests to directly ask questions of the dancers and an open rehearsal on the day of the performance.
David McAllister, The Australian Ballet’s Artistic Director, said: "This year’s repertoire is a great mix of contemporary and traditional ballet and a real showcase for our talented dancers. We also wanted to mix things up by adding another dimension to June’s event with a display of some of The Australian Ballet’s most spectacular costumes in the beautiful setting of qualia’s long pavilion."
Nicky Oatley, qualia’s Special Events Manager, added: "Now in its third year, the event’s reputation precedes it. This is due in part to the unique opportunity it provides for guests to interact with the artists and executives from The Australian Ballet, coupled with the promise of an exceptional performance in a very special setting."