Thought ballet was just for girls? Prepare to have this misconception flipped on its head when The Australian Ballet's new production of Spartacus heats up the stage in Melbourne this September.
Bringing bold new life to the classic tale of an enslaved gladiator and his quest for freedom, the work shines the spotlight on some seriously talented male dancers, led by director, choreographer and Australian Ballet alum Lucas Jervies.
Expect high-impact, captivating scenes played out before you, as Spartacus fights to escape his captors and free his beloved wife Flavia. The powerful production features sets and costumes by award-winning French designer Jérôme Kaplan, matched with a gutsy score by Aram Khachaturian.
All of those usual pirouettes and arabesques will be supercharged, courtesy of the dancers' tutelage under acclaimed fight director Nigel Poulton, who has worked on some major Hollywood films, including Pirates of the Caribbean V, The Bourne Legacy and I am Legend
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