The Australian Ballet
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday 7 October 2010
TELSTRA BALLET IN THE STADIUM
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
favourites on the hallowed home turf of the
Venue CUA Stadium, Mulgoa Road, Penrith. No
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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