Ballet meets The White Stripes in The Australian Ballet’s rocking new program

Ballet meets The White Stripes in The Australian Ballet’s rocking new program

Photo by Lynette Wills

Who said ballet is all prim and proper?

This March, The Australian Ballet will redefine your perceptions of ballet with Volt, a triple bill showcasing modern dance and dramatic choreography.

Comprising works by renowned choreographers Wayne McGregor and Alice Topp, Volt will feature two pieces by McGregor as well as a brand-new co-commission for The Australian Ballet by Topp.

For over a decade McGregor has been testing boundaries with his work. Debuting in 2006, Chroma sees the merging of two worlds as ballet meets the music of The White Stripes in McGregor’s rock’n’roll inspired masterpieceWith music by Joby Talbot and Jack White, Chroma is a lightning-paced explosion of movement.

Volt will also feature McGregor’s eccentric Dyad 1929, a polka-dot covered piece exploring motion set to Steve Reich’s Pulitzer-Prize-winning score.

Resident choreographer of The Australian Ballet, Alice Topp, will also present Logos as part of Volt. Drawing from modern demons and the pressures of everyday life, the piece looks at overcoming fears and weathering the storm of the modern world. Featuring the music of Ludovico Einaudi, Logos looks to thrill, challenge and move its audience and comes on the back of Topp’s Helpmann Award-winning Aurum. 

The Australian Ballet presents Volt from March 13 – 24. For tickets and more info, head to The Australian Ballet website.