Dance will also keep us on our toes with landmark events. Sydney Dance Company celebrates 50 years with a formidable triple bill from Rafael Bonachela, Gabrielle Nankivell and Melanie Lane, while two of Australia’s most sought after dancers, Tara Jade Samaya and Richard Cilli, duel it out in a choreographic game of chess in Anouk van Dijk’sCommon Ground at Malthouse Theatre. Queensland Ballet’s renowned choreographer Liam Scarlett brings a dark and mesmerising tale of seduction and betrayal to life in this world premiere production ofDangerous Liaisons.
March music sees a unique weekend experience with the WASO Festival of Chamber Music at Government House Gardens; while in Tasmania, acclaimed young violinist Benjamin Beilman and the TSO perform Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto — the piece that many famous musicians have declared unplayable.
Opera is expanding its reach this month, as State Opera South Australia takes Carmen
to Victoria Square to transform the centre of Adelaide, and West Australian Opera will warm hearts with a concert of hits atOpera in the Quarry.
Speaking of expanding reach, the ACO returns to the US after three years for a tour of the major music centres in March and April.