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Alexis George & Swan Lake.

Not to be missed!
A Night with Odile

A Night with Odile

"I will play the swan, and die in music." William Shakespeare 

As Friends of The Australian Ballet, please join us for this fusion of ballet and fashion,  a magical night to celebrate Tchaikovsky's timeless ballet...Swan Lake.


The evening will commence with the beautiful music of Tchaikovsky presented by The Bacchanalia String Quartet.  A roving entree and an aperitif will be served in the beautiful upper gallery foyer of The Adelaide Town Hall...and amongst us...'SWANS' - A never before seen retrospective exhibition of Swan Lake costumes from The Australian Ballet, spanning four decades.


Upon entering the dining room you will find your tables artfully adorned by the work of Australia's Leading Designers. The likes of Akira Isogowa, Alex Perry, Fleur Wood, Raw Pearls and others have each focussed their creative energies on a single Pointe Shoe, transforming it into a piece of Art to covet for generations. These Art works will be available for silent auction purchase on the night. Your all inclusive meal will be accompanied by 'Wines from Geoff Hardy'. 


After dinner you will experience a magnificent presentation by Adelaide's own Alexis George of Haute Couture gowns inspired by Swan Lake. Adelaide personalities will 'trip the light fantastic' accompanied by talented male ballroom dancers from The Dance Gallery.


Adelaide ballerina, Chloe Henderson will be our 'Odile', performing excerpts from Swan Lake in a Couture Tutu designed by Alexis George. Her 'Prince Siefried' will be danseur Matthew Dowse ex Moulin Rouge and Director of  the Dowse Dance Academy. 


After dessert Andy Seymour and The Studio City Orchestra will take to the stage performing a Big Band Swing set featuring the songs of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Bobby Darin. This will be followed by a second set featuring music to get you up and dancing with Soul, Motown and Pop.  


Just like a night at the ballet we are offering Premium and General tickets. To be part of this amazing event please follow the booking link below. 


Premium ticket holders will have the best seats in the house, close to the action. At 6:30 on the night they will be invited to a VIP preview of 'SWANS'. In addition premium ticket holders will receive a special gift from The Australian Ballet, A Pointe shoe signed by one of the Principal dancers. All non member bookings will receive a free 12 month membership to the Friends of The Australian Ballet SA Inc. 


General ticket holders will have a seat in the main dining room with easy access to the dance floor and great views of the performances from all tables. All non member bookings will receive a free 12 month membership to the Friends of The Australian Ballet SA Inc. 

Dress Code: Black Tie

Please check our website for more information on memberships and the work of the Friends of The Australian Ballet SA Inc.