In 2015 David McAllister, the Australian Ballet’s long time artistic director debuted his first full length work at the Sydney Opera House: his lavish, and wildly successful, “The Sleeping Beauty.”
It takes “layers and layers of tulle together in a honeycomb construction that opens up when it closes”[i] to make a tail that befits a White Rabbit. It takes countless hours (of drafting, devising, twinkling, rehearsing, measuring, stitching, and repeating thrice) to create a world of nonsense in every sense and this is as it should be.