2017 promises to be an extraordinary year for the Melbourne Ballet Company (MBC), as it will mark the Company’s ten year anniversary!
2017 will see the launch of the Company’s latest programs Being and Time and A Subjective Perspective. These thrilling new programs will featuring world premieres by acclaimed choreographers; Lucas Jervies (Australian Ballet, Scapino Ballet, Sydney Dance Company), Tim Podesta (Projection Dance). Alice Topp (The Australian Ballet), Rani Luther (The Australian Ballet, Netherlands Dans Theatre), Daniel Jaber (The Australian Dance Theatre) and MBC Director and Resident Choreographer Simon Hoy (Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet New York, Carolina Ballet, Ballet Mainz, Germany).
In 2017, the Company will also tour its critical acclaimed programs Guernica, Empyrean and Archè throughout Australia and New Zealand – and will present over 30 performances and 50 dance workshops during this period.
In many ways 2017 will be a celebration of what MBC has achieved over the past 10 years; Under the direction of Simon Hoy and Alisa Finney, the Company has presented 18 new programs over this period, incorporating over thirty original works. MBC consists of a team of ten highly experienced dancers and has established a unique repertoire – neoclassical in style, while always giving due respect to classical technique.
Founded in 2007, MBC is a not-for-profit organisation which has now grown to become one of Australia's most respected dance companies. It has established a unique repertoire which is both innovative and dynamic, while giving due respect to classical technique. With the support of The Australia Council, Creative Victoria, Regional Arts Victoria, Playing Queensland and several major sponsors, MBC has worked with many outstanding dancers, choreographers and designers, has toured extensively throughout Australia.
MBC has consists of artists who have developed their skills and experience variously from some of the most renowned companies and schools in the world, (including; The Australian Ballet, The Paris Opera Ballet, Sydney Dance Company, WA Ballet, La Scala Milan, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet New York, Ballet Mainz, Carolina Ballet, the Royal Ballet School and Australian Ballet School. In recent years our Company also included artists formerly from Queensland Ballet, Singapore Dance Theatre, the Netherlands Dans Theatre and Hamburg Ballet). Thanks to these many wonderful artists, MBC has developed a rich repertoire of original contemporary ballet that has been very well received by audiences and critics throughout Australia.
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