Cathy Marston | Choreographer Artistic Director
clara / 2010

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."
Dance Australia

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