The Australian Ballet presents a program of works by homegrown choreographic talents and a gala program showcasing their diverse repertoire and versatility as part of the Joyce Theater's two-week festival celebrating Australian dance in New York.
Alice Topp's acclaimed Aurum, supported by The Joyce's Nureyev Prize, draws inspiration from the Japanese art of kintsugi, repairing cracked pottery with precious metals, to explore damage, healing, and the beauty of our flaws. The dancers' powerful movement is framed in breathtaking stage design featuring a reflective golden floor and ripples of burnished light. Scores by Ludovico Einaudi including Run, Underwood, and Choros offer momentum.
To open the season, the Joyce Theater hosts its annual benefit on May 8 with a program including excerpts from Alexei Ratmansky's Cinderella, composed by Sergei Prokofiev; Christopher Wheeldon's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, to the score by Joby Talbot; and the impressively bold 2018 production of Spartacus, choreographed by Lucas Jervies to the ballet music of Aram Khachaturian.