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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. aus­tralian­bal­

Lana Jones in “Fire­bird”. Photo: Alex Makeyev.

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