Sylvia

Sat 31st August, 2019 – Tue 10th September, 2019
Arts Centre Melbourne
100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne
Ballet has a new heroine – and she can rescue herself.

A co-production between The Australian Ballet and Houston Ballet, Sylvia is full of sword-fighting heroines, dramatic love stories and Greek gods.

First adapted for the stage in Paris more than 150 years ago, this contemporary staging of Sylvia throws audiences head-first into an action-packed story of unexpected love between the namesake nymph and huntress, and a mortal man.

The choreography by Stanton Welch will see The Australian Ballet’s female dancers learn sword fighting as part of the production. Expect to be treated to a lush, flourishing score by Léo Delibes, striking sets and costumes by internationally acclaimed ballet and opera designer Jérôme Kaplan, and digital projections by artist Wendall K. Harrington.

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