Events

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Tour (VIC & TAS)
Oct
6
to Nov 23

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Tour (VIC & TAS)

Melbourne City Ballet's exciting new ballet "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" will feature at performing arts venues across Victoria and Tasmania. The company's artists will click their heels together and get a little bit wicked as we follow the classic tale of Dorothy Gale who is transported to the magical land of Oz but must find her way home before the Wicked Witch of the West gets hold of her. This production will be a full extravaganza with completely new creations to bring this inspiring work to life.

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The Nutcracker (VIC & SA)
Dec
15
to Dec 23

The Nutcracker (VIC & SA)

  • Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre (map)
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On Christmas Eve, a little girl named Clara falls asleep after a party at her home and dreams herself, or does she? into a fantastic world where toys become larger than life. Her beloved Nutcracker comes to life and defends her from the Mouse King, then is turned into a Prince after Clara saves his life.

Expect a joyous explosion of colour as Melbourne City Ballet bring to life this audience favourite across Victoria and South Australia.

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"A Midsummer Night's Dream" Tour (NSW, VIC, QLD & NT)
Jul
4
to Sep 17

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" Tour (NSW, VIC, QLD & NT)

Melbourne City Ballet offers another Shakespearian classic for audiences in 2017, after the huge success of our touring production of Romeo & Juliet in 2016. Melbourne City Ballet will perform our interpretation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at venues throughout New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and the Northern Territory. 

Choreographed by Artistic Director, Michael Pappalardo, audiences will see a range of diverse movement, executed by some of Australia’s most talented artists. This comical tale explores the lives of two couples whose lives are affected by the meddling fairies who live in a mysterious forest. 

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Once Upon A Time - Children's Festival Tour (VIC)
Jul
3
to Jul 9

Once Upon A Time - Children's Festival Tour (VIC)

Touring throughout Victorian theatres, our exciting new children's ballet "Once Upon A Time" is suitable for children of all ages! Featuring a 45 minute production and workshop following, Once Upon A Time is a special work to entertain dance enthusiasts these school holidays.

Little Red Riding Hood has set out on an adventure towards her grandmother's house when she realises that she is not alone. On her journey she meets plenty of new friends who she helps along the way (you may even know a few of them). 

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Studio Sessions II
Jun
29
to Jun 30

Studio Sessions II

Join the students from Melbourne City Ballet's training programs over two nights as they demonstrate the classical ballet and contemporary repertoire learnt within the studios over the past 3 months, all from the comfort of Melbourne City Ballet's Studio 1!

This intimate event is a great chance for audiences to meet Emerging Artists whilst all funds go towards capital works for the Melbourne City Ballet Centre.

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Carmen - Triple Bill (JAPAN)
May
20
7:30pm 7:30pm

Carmen - Triple Bill (JAPAN)

"Love is a rebellious bird
that nobody can tame..."

Melbourne City Ballet will tour for the first time to Osaka Japan to perform a Triple Bill including Artistic Director Michael Pappalardo reimagining of “Carmen”. Featuring two contemporary works and the infamous classical ballet to Bizet’s famous score, audiences will certainly be treated to a special night of entertainment. 

”Carmen" tells the story of a city policeman Don Jose whose mother calls him to return home to marry childhood sweetheart Micaela but a chance encounter with the enchanting gypsy girl Carmen, leads them both into a relationship of both passion and destruction.

The contemporary works will feature choreography by Artistic Director Michael Pappalardo and Japan's own Mayu Uesugi, featuring both local artists and the performers of Melbourne City Ballet.

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ECHO (VIC)
May
4
to May 8

ECHO (VIC)

Melbourne City Ballet's annual contemporary showcase returns in 2017 with 'ECHO'. Each year the company engages choreographers who allow company artists to throw off their pointe shoes and dig into their contemporary roots.

Presented by Stonnington City Council, 'ECHO' will showcase works created by Melbourne City Ballet's company artists with a special guest choreographer. Details to be announced shortly.

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Carmen (VIC)
Apr
20
11:00am11:00am

Carmen (VIC)

  • Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre (map)
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Presented by Darebin City Council, Melbourne City Ballet’s Artistic Director Michael Pappalardo reimagines “Carmen” to Bizet’s famous score to bring to life an evocative opera ballet paying homage to the well known spanish inspired tragedy. ”Carmen" tells the story of a city policeman Don Jose whose mother calls him to return home to marry childhood sweetheart Micaela but a chance encounter with the enchanting gypsy girl Carmen, leads them both into a relationship of both passion and destruction. Pappalardo’s “Carmen” is designed to be a loud and bold affair, pulling the audience in from the first overture.

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Studio Sessions 1
Mar
30
to Mar 31

Studio Sessions 1

Come join Melbourne City Ballet’s training artists for an evening of classical repertoire and new contemporary works within our beautiful premises. Our popular series “Studio Sessions” returns in 2017 with the first instalment taking place over two special nights. Upcoming artists from our Finishing Year, Elite Artist, MICA and Junior Elite Artist programs have been hard at work preparing for this special event, showcasing the talent within the organisation.

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Don Quixote (VIC)
Mar
17
to Mar 19

Don Quixote (VIC)

  • Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre (map)
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Artistic Director Michael Pappalardo takes the company into a passionate affair with the timeless classic Don Quixote.

Don Quixote follows the story of an old man searching for the lady of his desires Dulcinea. In his confusion he mistakes a young spanish girl Kitri as his Dulcinea but Kitri has troubles of her own. Will young Basilio and Kitri be able to escape in order to stay together? Will Don Quixote find Dulcinea, the lady in his dreams?

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Madame Butterfly (VIC)
Dec
17
to Dec 18

Madame Butterfly (VIC)

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Artistic Director Michael Pappalardo brings to life the tragic opera favourite, Madame Butterfly, featuring Puccini's signature score. Expect gorgeous costumes, impressive new scenery and stunning hair pieces in this dazzling work.

This ballet follows the story of Butterfly (Cho Cho-San) who marries an American sailor named Pinkerton, and together they have a child. After many years whilst Butterfly has remained loyal, Pinkerton returns to Japan after being away for work with a new American wife who have decided to take away Cho-Cho's child and bring him up in the Americas.

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