Highlights of Australian Ballet's 2020 season
Among the highlights of The Australian Ballet's 2020 season will be a new version of the Tolstoy classic, Anna Karenina. The ballet is choreographed by former Bolshoi dancer Yuri Possokhov and is the company's first co-production with America’s Joffrey Ballet. It opened to great acclaim in Chicago in 2019 and will make its international debut in Sydney in April, before seasons in Melbourne in June and in Adelaide in July. The AB has an Anna Karenina in its repertoire, by Andre Prokovsky, but it was commissioned way back in 1979 by then artistic director Marilyn Jones.
Other highlights of the season, entitled “Limitless Possibilities”, include Graeme Murphy’s long-awaited The Happy Prince, whose premiere last year was postponed due to the choreographer’s illness, and Alice Topp’s new Logos (on a triple bill with Wayne McCregor’s Dyad and Chroma). A triple bill, "Molto", will include the Australian premiere of Ashton’s A Month in the Country alongside Tim Harbour’s Squander and Glory and Stephen Baynes’s Molto Vivace. Melbourne audiences (only) will see Alexei Ratmansky’s revival of Petipa’s slapstick Harlequinade.