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The Australian Ballet

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Exciting Spartacus!!

As part of my 2018 Ballet Package I had the privilege of seeing Spartacus performed by the... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2018
Barbara R
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Melbourne, Australia
The Australian Ballet

Any visitor to beautiful Melbourne should get a chance to sample it's culture and Fine Arts like... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Hoong L
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Melbourne, Australia
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The Australian Ballet exists to inspire, delight and challenge audiences through the power of its performances. The Australian Ballet is one of the world's premier ballet companies and has delivered extraordinary performances for over 50 years. A...more
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Like others who have this an average review, this ballet missed the mark. I could see there were talented dancers but I found it challenging to watch as the dancing was repetitive and also somehow disconnected. I did not stay for the third act -...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 11 November 2018

As part of my 2018 Ballet Package I had the privilege of seeing Spartacus performed by the Australian Ballet Company. This ballet really showcased the talents and athleticism of the company.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Barbara R
AusBallet, Customer experience assistant at The Australian Ballet, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2018

Thanks for your review! We hope you enjoy our upcoming 2019 season.

Reviewed 7 November 2018

Any visitor to beautiful Melbourne should get a chance to sample it's culture and Fine Arts like the Australian Ballet where I have been vowed by "Najinsky", "Sleeping Beauty", and "Nutcracker" to name a few. Superb!!!.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Hoong L
AusBallet, Customer experience assistant at The Australian Ballet, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2018

Thanks for your review.

Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Spartacus is spectacular & totally enthralling. It is a clever combination of athleticism & elegance, of traditional ballet & contemporary dance. The sets are minimalist but dramatic. The costumes showcase the physicality of the dancers whose bodies truely are living, breathing works of art.

Date of experience: September 2018
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AusBallet, Customer experience assistant at The Australian Ballet, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2018

Thanks for your review!

Reviewed 4 October 2018

I also had very high hopes attending this production, having danced professionally myself for over 15 years and having been blessed to have watched and been enchanted by (countless times) AB's early 90's version of Giselle with Lisa Bolte, Christine Walsh and David McAllister himself...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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AusBallet, Customer experience assistant at The Australian Ballet, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Thank you for your review. We’re sorry to hear that you were underwhelmed with Spartacus, although glad that you are still happy with the quality of our dancers. We hope that we’ll welcome you back to the theatre again soon for our new season.

Reviewed 1 October 2018

I have been attending the Australian Ballet for 30 years since my early twenties and have had the privilege of seeing so many wonderful new productions of our favourite ballets as well as brand new works. Graeme Murphy's Swan Lake, Romeo & Juliet as well...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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AusBallet, Customer experience assistant at The Australian Ballet, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

We’re sorry to hear that you didn’t enjoy Spartacus. We’ve recently announced our 2019 season; we hope you find lots to love there, and that we’ll welcome you back to the ballet soon.

Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

A most powerful poignant portrayal of human trials and tribulations expressed exquisitely. My sincere appreciation,gratitude and congratulations to all involved in this production..It will forever be a treasured soulful experience.

Date of experience: September 2018
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AusBallet, Customer experience assistant at The Australian Ballet, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Thanks for your review.

Reviewed 30 September 2018

How does one explain that a performance by such talented dancers, under the brilliant directorship of David McAllister, felt more like attending a suburban gymnastics and dance pantomime than the performance of a world class ballet school. Despite the obvious skills and grace of many...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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AusBallet, Customer experience assistant at The Australian Ballet, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Thanks for your review. We're sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy Spartacus. We hope that you'll return to the ballet soon and enjoy our other performances.

Reviewed 30 September 2018

I have booked the ballet for years and have never been disappointed in the performances. The dancers are spectacular, the sets are stunning and the staff are always polite and knowledgeable. Occasionally there are crappy audience members who have no respect for others, however, this...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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AusBallet, Customer experience assistant at The Australian Ballet, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Thanks for your review. We're excited to hear that Spartacus was the best ballet you have seen so far. We're proud to offer concession tickets for under 30s and hope to see you again soon at the ballet.

Reviewed 30 September 2018

Magnificent performance. Dramatic, powerful and emotional. BRAVO BRAVO! The performance seemed to pass so quickly and was so emotionally charged. The final scene was exceptional in it's portrayal. Just Brilliant.

Date of experience: September 2018
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AusBallet, Customer experience assistant at The Australian Ballet, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Thanks for your review.

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ruthadler2016
1 September 2018|
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Hi there The world premiere of Spartacus is almost here and new elements of the production are being created every day. We can now advise that there will be mature themes of an aggressive and sexual nature. This production... More
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