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Telstra Ballet In The Stadium MEDIA RELEASE 071010


Ballet, European classical dance, ballet by the French transliteration from. Ballet conceived in the Italian Renaissance, the seventeenth century in France began the second half of the development of popular and gradually professional, popular in the world in innovation. Ballet is the most important feature performances by actress toes point, it is also called toe dancing. The representative works are "Swan Lake", "fairy," "The Nutcracker" and so on.

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									NEWS FROM
The Australian Ballet

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday 7 October 2010

The Australian Ballet heads west to Penrith with a FREE outdoor performance

The Australian Ballet is heading to Penrith to        Adding to the night’s entertainment will be the
perform a dazzling mixed bill of ballet favourites    winners of Telstra’s Opening Act competition, an
in a free stadium performance under the stars         amateur dance group who will perform their own
this November.                                        work prior to The Australian Ballet taking to the
CUA Stadium, home of the Penrith Panthers, will
host a different kind of theatre as it presents       Principal Sponsor Telstra is pleased to partner
Telstra Ballet in the Stadium on Saturday 6           with The Australian Ballet for this special event.
November 2010 at 7pm.                                 It will be the first time The Australian Ballet has
                                                      staged a free outdoor performance in Western
With divertissements from eight incredible
ballets on stage, there’s something to please
everyone, from the fresh first timer to the ardent    Telstra said it was proud to be offering families
ballet admirer.                                       the opportunity to experience ballet in such a
                                                      unique setting, for what will surely be an
Classic pas de deuxs from much-loved works            evening of wonderful performances.
such as Don Quixote, Swan Lake and The
                                                      Telstra Ballet in the Stadium will be one of the
Sleeping Beauty will sit alongside gems like
                                                      last opportunities for audiences to see the 2010
Grand Pas Classique and Le Corsaire. The
                                                      Telstra Ballet Dancer Award (TBDA) nominees –
venue, usually reserved for tackles and scoring
                                                      Amy Harris, Miwako Kuboto, Natasha Kusen,
tries, will be awash with tutus and tights, making
                                                      Dana Stephensen, Ty King-Wall and Vivienne
for a truly unique ballet experience.
                                                      Wong - in action before the winners are
Coupled with music by ballet’s best-known             announced on stage at the Sydney Opera House
composers and performances by 24 of the               in December.
country’s most talented dancers, this promises
                                                      Telstra Ballet in the Stadium is a free event for
to be one very special evening.
                                                      everyone: bring family, friends, a picnic and a
The Australian Ballet’s Artistic Director David       rug and enjoy a spectacular evening of the very
McAllister said: “Telstra Ballet in the Stadium is    best that dance can offer.
a great chance for families to come together and
see a stunning ‘best-of’ performance of ballet              information
                                                      Event information
favourites on the hallowed home turf of the
                                                      Venue CUA Stadium, Mulgoa Road, Penrith. No
Penrith Panthers!
                                                      tickets are required.
“We’re incredibly pleased that with the help of
                                                      Gates open at 4pm for a 7pm performance (1.5
our government and corporate partners we
                                                      hours duration). Once venue is at capacity,
managed to lock this event down for 2010.
                                                      gates will be closed. No alcohol, breakable glass
“I’m sure it will be an unforgettable experience      or chairs permitted. Alcohol, food and non-
for all involved, both onstage and off,” McAllister   alcoholic beverages are available for purchase
said.                                                 at the venue.
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For media enquries please contact:
The Australian Ballet: Nicole Lovelock                           australianballet.com.au
M: 0409 359 174 E: nicolel@australianballet.com.au               behindballet.com
Telstra: Martin Barr                                             facebook.com/theaustralianballet
M: 0418 101 127
                                                                 2 Kavanagh Street Southbank Victoria 3006 Australia

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