Ballet on the road: what goes into a regional ballet tour

Regional touring takes ballet out of its traditional and rigid contexts, and opens up viewing experiences to audiences around Australia
regional ballet. Photo of ballet dancers' lower legs wearing ballet shoes on a black stage.

There is something purely magical about going to the ballet – from the ding of the bell in the theatre announcing the beginning of the show, to the plush velvet seats. Seeing swathes of incredible ballet dancers take the stage brings such a sense of joy.

Australia’s touring ballet companies help bring a piece of this magic across the regions of Australia. Taking the ballet outside of the inner city theatres and on the road to the regions is an important function of the nation’s ballet companies.

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Ava Cadee is a Lebanese-Australian law student, writer and poet. She is originally from Boorloo (so-called Perth), and currently lives and works on Ngunnawal and Ngambri land (so-called Canberra).