Join our celebrity guest speakers as they present their stories and experiences – from the heart
A private ‘promenade’ through the finer points of ballet, our Vernissage series provides fascinating insights into the world of dance.
$25 per person/$20 for subscribers and students, including a glass of bubbly upon arrival.
The Pure Romance of Bournonville
Wednesday 9 May
Danish born Dinna Bjørn is one of the most accomplished dancers in the romantic style of August Bournonville, having danced a number of lead roles including the title role in La Sylphide. Dinna has choreographed works for The Royal Danish Ballet and held the position of Artistic Director with the Norwegian National Ballet and the Finnish National Ballet. A Bournonville specialist since 1975 she has taught and lectured world-wide. Join us for a masterclass of your own about the romantic Bournonville style and how it lives on through the beautiful ballet La Sylphide.
A Raw Choreographic Talent
Monday 13 August
Artistic Director of both the Polish and Lithuanian National Ballet Companies and Choreographer at Dutch National Ballet, Krzysztof Pastor is a force to be reckoned with. With over 50 ballets to his name, Pastor has choreographed for the world’s biggest companies including Bolshoi Ballet, Washington Ballet and Royal New Zealand Ballet.
Highly awarded for his contributions to ballet and the cultural climate of the dance industry, he focuses on expressing raw experiences and emotions through choreography. Join us for this unique opportunity to hear from one of the most influential choreographers of our time.