The Australian Ballet has always been synonymous with elegance, culture and beauty… but not so much young kids!
Well, that has changed and we’re really excited to tell you all about it!
For the first time ever, The Australian Ballet has created a ballet series specifically for children. A dreamy kingdom full of magical fairies, a beautiful sleeping princess and a prince searching for his true love … everyone’s favourite fairytale ballet comes to life on stage in a brand-new production of The Sleeping Beauty for children aged 3 and up. This one is ALL ABOUT THE KIDS.
Join the wedding party with Aurora, follow her Prince through the woods and meet their friends Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, the Big Bad Wolf, Puss in Boots and Bluebird.
If you’ve been reluctant to take your children to a traditional ballet performance due to the length of the show or the need for your little cherub to actually sit still and be quiet for longer than five minutes, then this is for you!
TAKE A SNEAK PEEK BEHIND THE SCENES AND SEE FOR YOURSELF – JUST GORGEOUS!
Now is the perfect time to introduce your child to the wonderful world of ballet in the best possible way. Packed with gorgeous sparkly tutus, dazzling dancing and enchanting Tchaikovsky music, this first ballet experience is ideal for girls AND boys. Perfect for a special outing, why not get a group together and make a day of it!
Taking into account little attention spans, this exciting production will be under an hour in length and will be interactive. The show will also be narrated by Australian actor, David Wenham to help keep young minds connected to the story as they watch the magic on stage. Budding dance enthusiasts can learn about ballet in fun and engaging pre-show activities and will totally be encouraged to dress up in their favourite ballet-inspired outfits! This show is certainly ticking all the kid-friendly boxes!
Now even your littlest big ballet fans will get to enjoy the magic of everyone’s beloved fairytale ballet The Sleeping Beauty. Join the wedding party with Aurora and follow her Prince through the woods to meet their friends and fairytale favourites Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf.
We reckon this series is going to be a winner and an experience children won’t forget! Expect the steps to continue and little ones to be dancing down the hallway with almost-perfect pirouettes, long after the curtain comes down.
STORYTIME BALLET TOUR DATES
Gold Coast: The Arts Centre- 29 – 30 March
Brisbane: Brisbane Powerhouse – 1 – 2 April
Caloundra: The Events Centre – 5 April
Logan: Logan Entertainment Centre – 7 – 8 April
New South Wales
Parramatta: Riverside Theatre – 12-13 April
Gosford: Laycock Street Theatre – 18-19 April
Chatswood: The Concourse – 22-23 April
Noarlunga: Hopgood Theatre – 27 April
Adelaide: Adelaide Festival Theatre – 30 April – 1 May