Inspire the next generation

Performance dates & times

Friday 3 Jun
7:30 PM*
Saturday 4 Jun
1:30 PM, 7:30 PM*
Monday 6 Jun
6:30 PM
Tuesday 7 Jun
7:30 PM*
Wednesday 8 Jun
1:30 PM, 7:30 PM*
Thursday 9 Jun
7:30 PM
Friday 10 Jun
7:30 PM*
Saturday 11 Jun
1:30 PM, 7:30 PM*

*Featuring The Australian Ballet’s Artist Director David Hallberg

Price range

$50.00 – $292.00
$46.00 – $242.00
$48.00 – $279.00
Under 30
$46.00 – $242.00
$38.00 – $166.00

Dynamic pricing applies to this event. Ticket prices may be dynamically adjusted, either up or down, based on real-time market demand and without notice.

The Australian Ballet’s Artist Director David Hallberg is scheduled to appear as a guest artist in select performances*. Please note, casting is not guaranteed and is subject to change without notice. Please see the TAB casting policy.

Never before has The Australian Ballet presented contemporary dance of this scale and ambition.

Commissioned for the 60th anniversary of Nederlands Dans Theater, the world’s most celebrated contemporary company, Kunstkamer is the joint creation of four choreographers: frequent collaborators Paul Lightfoot and Sol León; Marco Goecke; and the Canadian prodigy Crystal Pite.

Inspired by the 18th-century cabinet of curiosities, this work draws together diverse elements – stark movement, song, film, spoken word – into an eclectic and fascinating whole, bound together by recurring motifs and characters and featuring music by a vast array of composers from Beethoven to Bach to Britten, Janice Joplin to Joby Talbot.

The choreography, moving from the intimacy and humour of solos and pas de deux to intricate waves of ensemble movement, references dance theatre traditions while exploring new frontiers of expression.

Like a modern museum curated with wit and incisive intelligence, Kunstkamer invites you to wonder at the endless possibilities of art.


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With Orchestra Victoria
Paul Lightfoot, Sol Léon, Crystal Pite, Marco Goecke
Ludwig van Beethoven, Janis Joplin, Arvo Pärt, Béla Bertók, Franz Schubert, Benjamin Britten, Henry Purcell, Joby Talbot, Johann Strauss Jnr, Christoph W Gluck, Chavela Vargas, Ólafur Arnalds
Costume design
Joke Visser, Hermien Hollander
Original lighting design
Tom Bevoort, Udo Haberland, Tom Visser
Rahi Rezvani
Kunstkamer is generously supported by Joan Clemenger AO and Peter Clemenger AO, Linda Herd, Shane Lloyd and Alan Joyce AC and The David Hallberg Fund.

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