My Brilliant Career
Inspired by the novel by Myles Stella Franklin
World Premiere: 16th June 2023 for Queensland Ballet, Australia
Choreography: Cathy Marston
Scenario: Cathy Marston and Edward Kemp
Music: Specially commissioned by Matthew Hindson
Design: David Fleischer
Light: Paul Jackson
Video: Craig Wilkinson
Photos: David Kelly
"Based on Miles Franklin’s 1901 novel My Brilliant Career and developed in collaboration with dramaturg Edward Kemp, the 45-minute neoclassical ballet is succinct, pacy and emotionally absorbing. It tells the story of 16-year-old Sybylla, torn between a life that includes love and marriage, and a life that leads to adventure and discovery."
"Although My Brilliant Career is very much an intimate, character-driven work, there were also rousing toe-tapping moments of pure dance, when the company came together in a bush dance. And successfully underpinning the whole work was the original and most evocative score by Matthew Hindson."