The Australian Ballet and Gramilano are offering passes for five households to watch the live streaming of the dance work Kunstkamer, which features a comeback appearance by the company's new artistic director David Hallberg. It is one of the most ambitious contemporary dance productions to appear in the company's repertoire.
The work was created through a collaboration by four of the most celebrated choreographers working today – Sol León, Paul Lightfoot, Marco Goecke, and Crystal Pite. It was devised to celebrate the 60thy anniversary of the Nederlands Dans Theater in 2019. More details can be found here: gramilano.com/2022/05/david-hallberg-australian-ballet/
Kunstkamer streams live from Arts Centre Melbourne at 7:15pm (AEST) or 10:15am (BST – UK), 11:15am (CEST – Rome), 5:15am (EDT – New York) on Friday June 10 and will be available to stream for 48 hours from the start of the live-stream.
If you would like try your luck to win one of the free five passes available, follow the instructions below, or you can book directly on the Australian Ballet site to reserve your ‘seat': australianballet.com.au/the-ballets/live-on-ballet-tv
If you would like to enter to receive one of the tickets that the Australian Ballet are giving away, you must be part of the Gramilano ‘community'. If you are not already on the list to receive our newsletters you can do so here (only an email is required):
Then send us an email using the contact form (here) or by replying to one of our newsletters, with the answers to this question:
Who is the Australian Ballet principal artist who has answered the Gramilano questionnaire?
(and who will be dancing in some performances of Kunstkamer).
If you cannot remember which dancers have done the questionnaire, you can see the full list here:
The winners' names will be ‘picked out of a hat' in one week's time, on Monday 6 June 2022 and contacted directly.
Graham Spicer is a writer, director and photographer in Milan, blogging (under the name ‘Gramilano') about dance, opera, music and photography for people “who are a bit like me and like some of the things I like”. He was a regular columnist for Opera Now magazine and wrote for the BBC until transferring to Italy.
His scribblings have appeared in various publications from Woman's Weekly to Gay Times, and he wrote the ‘Danza in Italia' column for Dancing Times magazine.