The Australian Ballet has announced its 2020 season, dubbed Limitless Possibilities. It’s the farewell program from David McAllister in his 20th and final year as Artistic Director.
“We have three brand new full-length ballets in the 2020 program, and a world premiere and an Australian premiere in the two mixed programs so I hope [I have] pushed the boat out,” said McAllister at a Sydney media launch. He acknowledged that including so many new works means the program has cost a lot more money than initially budgeted. “But it is an extremely exciting program that I am so proud of [with which] to be finishing my time at The Australian Ballet.”
Callum Linnane and Robyn Hendricks in Broken Hill. Photograph © Georges Antoni
McAllister was sporting his 19th season launch shirt – this one coloured an earthy pink and teamed with a pale blue tie to match the company’s 2020 promotional film shot with the dancers in Broken Hill.
“It’s this weird thing that I did when I started [as Artistic Director]. I inherited the 2001 season and then for 2002 [which] was my first program I bought a new shirt. And then every year...