It’s been a huge month for the Australian Ballet. Long time and much loved principal artist Madeleine Eastoe announced her retirement...
Flourishing his sword in the air, the Nutcracker cried aloud, “Crack—crack—crack—stupid pack—drive mouse back—stupid pack—crack—crack—mouse—back—crick—crack—stupid pack. ”
On Tuesday evening there were two stories unfolding on the stage of the State Theatre: “Giselle’s” timeworn story of love, betrayal, sorrow, and redemption; and playing the part of Giselle in her second-last Melbourne performance in a title role before she retires, principal Madeleine Eastoe’s farewell.
Time and transformation are the threads that bind this new production of the Australian Ballet’s “Cinderella.”