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The Australian Ballet opens its 2018 season with “Murphy”, a tribute to the country’s greatest choreographer Graeme Murphy, who celebrates his milestone 50-year career in ballet. Murphy began his dance career in The Australian Ballet’s corps de ballet, made his first work for the company’s Choreographic Workshop in 1971, and went on to become artistic director of Sydney Dance Company for 31 years. “Murphy” brings together a diverse selection of works by the master storyteller, showcasing his bold originality, wit and poetic movement. The program includes “Firebird”, excerpts from “The Silver Rose”, “Air and Other Invisible Forces”, “Ellipse” and “Grand”, as well as the complete “Shéhérazade”.
16–20 March, State Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne, St Kilda Road, Melbourne. australianballet.com.au