The three works - The Dream, Monotones II and Symphonic Variations - are all by acclaimed ballet-dancer-turned-choreographer Frederick Ashton, one of the leading lights of 20th century ballet, and all are known for being exceptionally physically demanding on the dancers who perform them.

Each is a captivating display of classical ballet technique and the dancers' extraordinary physicality - challenging sequences are rendered effortless and full of grace, with feather-light movements that belie their difficulty. 

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It's Melbourne's turn: The Australian Ballet presents The Dream

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If you're a seasoned ballet goer, this is your chance to see something out of the ordinary - until now the Australian Ballet has never attempted Symphonic Variations and The Dream hasn't been performed since 1969. If not, the triple bill promises to be a superb introduction to what makes a night at the ballet so enthralling and showcases both contemporary and classical styles.

After a hugely successful Sydney season, The Dream is showing at the Arts Centre Melbourne from June 4 to June 13, followed by the Adelaide Festival Centre on June 8 and 9. Tickets are on sale now at australianballet.com.au

It's Melbourne's turn: The Australian Ballet presents The Dream

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