Archè premiered in Melbourne in 2015 – an innovative Melbourne Ballet Company (MBC) production inspired by the timeless classic, Swan Lake.

SEASON 2017 Melbourne Ballet Company & Glasshouse Port Macquarie presents  


You will immersed in a sublime performance that fuses mythology and ballet.

Archè is the Greek word that indicates the beginning, the principle from which all things arise. The ancient Greek philosophers such as Thales, Anaximander, Anaximenes, sought the Archè in the four fundamental essences of the Earth: water, earth, air, fire; focusing on how they interact with each other.

This emotionally charged production has received extremely positive critical acclaim and is suitable for all ages.

Exquisite is the only word to describe Melbourne Ballet Company’s latest production Archè! 



Concept and Direction Simon Hoy
Choreography Simon Hoy and Timothy Podesta
Music Peter Tchaikovsky, L. Einaudi, O. Arnalds, E.Morricone, J.Jeanrenaud and Edward Elgar