Got an answer to this question? We want to hear it! Leave your response as a comment on this blog post, and you’ll be in the running to win a signed copy of our beautiful 50th anniversary book Luminous: Celebrating 50 Years of the Australian Ballet, signed by artistic director David McAllister and four of our principal artists. The competition will end at 5pm (AEST) on 21 December.
So why this question? Right now, Gideon Obarzanek is working with The Australian Ballet on his new piece for the Infinity program. It’s called There’s Definitely a Prince Involved, and it grew out of interviews with Gideon did with people from all walks of life in which he asked them to tell him the story of Swan Lake.
The results were eye-opening, thought-provoking and not uncommonly hilarious. The idea of asking a wide group of people to tell us their thoughts on ballet grew on us.
Our favourite response will win the Luminous book. We may also collect the best responses for publication on Behind Ballet and in the Infinity program.
So – what is ballet? Your answer could be one word or 100. It could be playful, pensive or passionate. Surprise us!