A Night of Beauty

Monday, 13 November 2017

Thousands of event goers were delighted when Ballet Under The Stars returned to the International Regatta Centre on Saturday 4 November to perform an excerpt from The Australian Ballet's lavish production of The Sleeping Beauty along with a selection of classical and contemporary pieces.

Dancers displayed their awesome power, agility and poise to the amazement and delight of young and old alike. 

Saturday's performance was the second in Council's three-year tenure with The Australian Ballet. Mayor of Penrith, Cr John Thain said a major partnership with Ballet Under The Stars has allowed Council to deliver on its ongoing commitment to provide outstanding cultural experiences for residents.

"By attracting first-class events to Penrith, residents no longer have to travel all the way to Sydney to enjoy major performances like The Australian Ballet's The Sleeping Beauty," Cr Thain said.

This weekend Penrith also held its annual Real Festival (3-5 November) at Tench Reserve. Along with Ballet Under The Stars, these events injected $3 million into the Penrith economy.

"Penrith has established a reputation as the home of world-class events and entertainment. Major events such as Ballet Under The Stars and Real Festival not only give residents the chance to experience outstanding cultural and sporting events close to home, they also attract day and weekend visitors, providing a substantial boost to the local economy."

Although the ballet is over for another year, there are plenty more events on the horizon. First up is the 2017 NSW Golf Open Championship to be played at Twin Creeks Golf and Country Club from 16-19 November.

For more information on upcoming events or to plan your next trip head to www.visitpenrith.com.au

Photo captions: Ballet Under The Stars at the International Regatta Centre in Penrith.  Photo credit: Ally Deacon

Information contained within this news release was correct as at Monday, 13 November 2017.