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A Stunningly Sinister Ballet Adaptation of 'Snow White' Is Coming to Australia

The dark show by France’s Ballet Preljocaj will feature haute couture costumes by Jean Paul Gaultier.
By Libby Curran
March 14, 2018
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A Stunningly Sinister Ballet Adaptation of 'Snow White' Is Coming to Australia

The dark show by France’s Ballet Preljocaj will feature haute couture costumes by Jean Paul Gaultier.
By Libby Curran
March 14, 2018
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Twirling elegantly around the stage as part of a world-class ballet performance is one thing, but just imagine getting to do so kitted out in stunning outfits by Jean Paul Gaultier.

Announced today, a dark contemporary retelling of Snow White by France's Ballet Preljocaj is set to hit both Sydney and Melbourne this winter, complete with a wardrobe of captivating costumes by the internationally acclaimed haute couture designer.

Gaultier's work will complement what promises to be a multi-sensory masterpiece; the show features choreography from renowned French choreographer Angelin Preljocaj, gorgeous set design by celebrated artist Thierry Leproust and a soundtrack of lush Gustav Mahler symphonies.

Preljocaj's Snow White adaptation made its Australian debut at QPAC for the 2016 Brisbane Festival, last year scoring the Helpmann Award for Best Ballet.

"I was very keen to tell a story, offer something magical and enchanted," explained Preljocaj. "I have followed the version by the Grimm Brothers, with just a few personal variations based on my own analysis of the symbols in the tale".

Snow White will only run for five shows at the Sydney Opera House before heading to Melbourne's State Theatre for six performances.

Ballet Preljocaj's Snow White will run at the Sydney Opera House from June 6–10 and at the Arts Centre Melbourne from August 1–5, 2018. Tickets to the Melbourne show are currently on sale here, and tickets to Sydney will go on sale at 9am on Monday, March 19 here

Images: Jean-Claude Carbonne.

Updated: March 15, 2018. 

Published on March 14, 2018 by Libby Curran

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