Vitesse The Australian Ballet’s presents three certified hits from three of the biggest names in contemporary ballet and turns the dial up as the evening progresses. It starts with one of Jiri Kylian’s mysterious appeals to the heart, takes a charge through the cerebral and physical complexities of William Forsythe and finishes with Christopher Wheeldon being fast, flashy and entertaining. Kylian’s Forgotten Land, an abstract dance that evokes life’s joys and sorrows, is the most fully realised piece though all had many high points. Forsythe’s In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated is nearly 30 years old and could not be stricter in its use of classical technique but still has the ability to disturb one’s equilibrium. Six women and three men take ballet to the wilder outskirts of town with way off-centre balances and split-second changes of direction. Christopher Wheeldon’s DGV: Danse a Grande Vitesse is a large-scale hymn to going places as it evokes speed, travel and the momentum of technology. It couldn’t be called profound but it’s smart as paint and smartly danced. Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point. Tonight, 7.30pm. Tickets: $43-$234. Bookings: (02) 9250 7777 or online. Ends Monday. in China view as a rare shengshi or golden age. The 130-plus objects — gold, silver, glass and ceramics besides sculptures (pictured) and murals — come from 11 cultural institutions coordinated through the Shaanxi Centre. Pang Yani, the Shaanxi museum’s director, says: “The Tang culture was characterised by values we are still seeking at present. They remain paramount today.” Art Gallery of NSW. Art Gallery Road, Sydney. Thurs-Tues, 10am5pm; Wed, 10am-10pm. Admission: $8-$16. Bookings: (02) 9225 1744. Until July 10.