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Innovation is in our genes

From its earliest days, The Australian Ballet has showcased aspiring choreographers, nurturing the breeding ground of ballet. Over the last decade, we’ve revived the tradition with the Bodytorque season, showcasing works by emerging talents, often from within our dancers’ ranks.

In 2014, the ever-popular Bodytorque makes its Melbourne debut, and the theme to inspire our budding choreographers is “DNA”. Mysterious and ubiquitous, secretive and powerful, the elegant molecule is the engine of life on this planet. Now, a new generation of choreographers have created works inspired by its enigmatic beauty.

You’ll also get a sneak peek at the development phase of Corpus Callosum by Richard Cilli (Sydney Dance Company), which won our 50th Anniversary Ballet Project. Richard's brand-new work takes its inspiration from the very structure of the human brain, pitting the force of reason against the power of creativity.

Don’t miss this opportunity to see the next wave of dance unfold.


Richard Cilli
Josh Consandine
Tim Harbour
Richard House
Alice Topp

“Something for everyone in this most exciting programme”



“Bodytorque has long been instrumental in giving emerging choreographers the chance to perform boundary-pushing works and this year’s explosive showcase was no exception”

Daily Telegraph

This performance runs for approximately 79 minutes including one interval

Want to know more?

Watch the mini doco from 2010’s Bodytorque

Tickets for Bodytorque.DNA go on sale to the general public at 9am on Wednesday 5 February 2014

Day Date Time Special Details  

  Single Tickets Subscriber additional tickets
Adult 71 62
Pensioner 64 56
Senior * 64 56
Youth (30 and under) and F/T Student * 41 30
Children (17 and under) ** 41 30

Subscriber discount price for additional single tickets shown in blue

Ticket prices may vary between performances and are subject to change without notice

Concession conditions apply

* Monday-Thursday performances and Saturday matinees only. Excludes opening nights.

** All performances excluding opening nights

Transaction fees apply


Synopses are currently unavailable for Bodytorque.DNA
Please check back closer to opening night.

Casting is subject to change without notice.

For all performances
CONDUCTOR: Vanessa Scammell

Choreography: Richard Cilli

Benedicte Bemet
Francois-Eloi Lavignac
Karen Nanasca
Jacob Sofer
Andrew Wright

Choreography: Joshua Consandine

Dimity Azoury
Jessica Fyfe
Chengwu Guo
Rudy Hawkes
Robyn Hendricks
Andrew Killian
Brooke Lockett
Dana Stephensen

Choreography: Timothy Harbour

Joseph Chapman
Brett Chynoweth
Reiko Hombo
Cameron Hunter
Ako Kondo
Cristiano Martino
Marcus Morelli
Jill Ogai
Christopher Rodgers-Wilson
Sharni Spencer
Leanne Stojmenov
Jade Wood

Choreography: Richard House

Jasmine Durham
Ingrid Gow
Natasha Kusen
Jarryd Madden
Mitchell Rayner

Choreography: Alice Topp

Lisa Craig
Rohan Furnell
Luke Marchant
Rina Nemoto
Amber Scott
Brett Simon
Vivienne Wong
Jared Wright


Arts Centre Melbourne, State Theatre
100 St Kilda Road
Melbourne VIC 3004

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