• Swan Lake, 2002. Photo: Jeff Busby.

    Swan Lake, 2002

    © Jeff Busby, 2002
  • The Frock, 2017. Photo: Jen Brown.

    The Frock, 2017

    © Jen Brown, 2017
  • The Happy Prince, 2020. Photo: Jeff Busby.

    The Happy Prince, 2020

    © Jeff Busby, 2020
  • Sequenza VII, 1977. Photo: R Hartman.

    Sequenza VII, 1977

    © R Hartman, 1977
  • The Happy Prince, 2020. Photo: Jeff Busby.

    The Happy Prince, 2020

    © Jeff Busby, 2020
  • The Happy Prince, 2020. Photo: Jeff Busby.

    The Happy Prince, 2020

    © Jeff Busby, 2020
  • Swan Lake, 2002. Photo: Jeff Busby.

    Swan Lake, 2002

    © Jeff Busby, 2002
  • The Frock, 2017. Photo: Jen Brown.

    The Frock, 2017

    © Jen Brown, 2017
  • Swan Lake, 2002. Photo: Jeff Busby.

    Swan Lake, 2002

    © Jeff Busby, 2001
  • Glimpses, 2007. Photo: Jeff Busby.

    Glimpses, 2007

    © Jeff Busby, 2007

Works of passion and provocation

Murphy and Vernon have been life partners as well as creative collaborators for over 50 years, pushing the boundaries of contemporary dance and offering innovative interpretations of the classical ballet canon. Their body of work spans decades and continents. Full evening dance works are denoted with an asterisk (*).

Year Work Company Video Program
Ecco Le Diavole The Australian Ballet Download program
Off Ballets Félix Blaska, France Download program
Homage Melbourne State Dance Theatre Download program
Tableaux Melbourne State Dance Theatre Download program
Pandora The Tasmanian State Ballet Company Download program
Papillion The Australian Ballet School Watch video Download program
The Revenger’s Tragedy Melbourne Theatre Company Download program
Sequenza VII The Queensland Ballet Watch video Download program
Three Conversations The Queensland Ballet Watch video Download program
Glimpses The Australian Ballet Download program
Fire Earth Air Water The Dance Company (NSW) Download program
Scintillation The Dance Company (NSW) Download program
Third Conversation The Dance Company (NSW) Watch video
Tip The Dance Company (NSW) Download program
Up The Dance Company (NSW)
Volumina The Dance Company (NSW)
Poppy* The Dance Company (NSW) Watch video Download program
Rumours II The Dance Company (NSW) Watch video
Tekton The Australian Ballet Download program
Rumours (full length)* The Dance Company (NSW) renamed Sydney Dance Company Watch video Download program
Shéhérazade The Dance Company (NSW) renamed Sydney Dance Company Watch video Download program
Signatures The Dance Company (NSW) renamed Sydney Dance Company Watch video Download program
Beyond Twelve The Australian Ballet Download program
Daphnis and Chloé Sydney Dance Company Watch video Download program
Viridian Sydney Dance Company Watch video Download program
An Evening* Sydney Dance Company Watch video Download program
Hate Sydney Dance Company Download program
Homelands Sydney Dance Company Watch video
Limited Edition Sydney Dance Company Download program
Wilderness Sydney Dance Company Watch video Download program
Orpheus The Royal New Zealand Ballet Download program
Flashbacks* Sydney Dance Company
Some Rooms* Sydney Dance Company Watch video Download program
The Selfish Giant Sydney Dance Company
Death in Venice* Canadian Opera Company Choreographer
Deadly Sins* Sydney Dance Company Download program
After Venice* Sydney Dance Company Watch video Download program
Old Friends New Friends Sydney Dance Company Watch video Download program
Meander The Australian Ballet
Song of India Torvill and Dean (ice dance) Watch video Download program
Shimmering Sydney Dance Company Download program
Boxes Sydney Dance Company Watch video Download program
Encounter Torvill and Dean, World Tour Company
Diabolo Tango Torvill and Dean, World Tour Company
Heaven and Hell Torvill and Dean, World Tour Company
The Planets Torvill and Dean, World Tour Company
Metamorphosis The Australian Opera Download program
Sirens* Sydney Dance Company Download program
Nearly Beloved* Sydney Dance Company Watch video Download program
Shining* Sydney Dance Company Watch video Download program
Fire and Ice Torvill and Dean with Company Watch video
Song of the Night Nederlands Dans Theater Watch video
Afterworlds Sydney Dance Company Watch video Download program
Late Afternoon of a Faun Sydney Dance Company Watch video Download program
A Streetcar Named Desire Sydney Dance Company Watch video
Gallery The Australian Ballet Download program
Kraanerg* Sydney Dance Theatre Watch video Download program
Vast* Australian Bicentennial Authority with Sydney Dance Company, Australian Dance Theatre, West Australian Ballet, and Queensland Ballet Watch video Download program
Man of La Mancha State Theatre, Victorian Arts Centre
Evening Suite Sydney Dance Company Watch video
King Roger* Sydney Dance Company Watch video Download program
Soft Bruising* Sydney Dance Company Watch video Download program
In the Company of WoMen* Sydney Dance Company
Turandot The Australian Opera Watch video Download program
Bard Bits Sydney Dance Company Watch video Download program
Nutcracker — The Story of Clara The Australian Ballet Watch video Download program
Piano Sonata Sydney Dance Company Watch video
Synergy with Synergy Sydney Dance Company Watch video Download program
Beauty and the Beast* Sydney Dance Company Watch video Download program
The Protecting Veil Sydney Dance Company Watch video Download program
Salome The Australian Opera Download program
Sensing ABC TV Dance Film Watch video
Trojans I The Australian Opera Download program
Trojans II The Australian Opera Download program
Berlin* Sydney Dance Company Watch video Download program
Fornicon* Sydney Dance Company Watch video Download program
Embodied Mikhail Baryshnikov
Free Radicals* Sydney Dance Company Watch video Download program
Party* Sydney Dance Company
Salome* Sydney Dance Company Watch video
Samson et Dalila The Metropolitan Opera, New York
Air and Other Invisible Forces* Sydney Dance Company Watch video Download program
Mythologia* Sydney Dance Company Watch video Download program
Body of Work* Sydney Dance Company Watch video Download program
Tivoli* The Australian Ballet and Sydney Dance Company Watch video Download program
Ellipse* Sydney Dance Company Watch video
Swan Lake* The Australian Ballet Watch video Download program
Shades of Gray* Sydney Dance Company Watch video Download program
Die Silberne Rose* Bayerisches Staatsballett, Munich Watch video Download program
Grand* Sydney Dance Company Watch video Download program
Hua Mulan* Shanghai Song & Dance Ensemble and Sydney Dance Company Watch video Download program
Cut Sydney Dance Company Watch video
Berlin (with iOTA)* Sydney Dance Company Watch video
Ever After Ever (Short Stories) Sydney Dance Company Watch video Download program
Ainadamar Adelaide Festival of the Arts Watch video Download program
Aida West Australian Opera for Opera Conference (Opera Australia, State Opera of SA, Opera Qld) Watch video Download program
Firebird The Australian Ballet Watch video Download program
Mao’s Last Dancer Feature film Watch video
Water Shanghai Ballet
Forty Miles – A River of Dreams Tasdance Download program
The Silver Rose* The Australian Ballet Download program
Romeo & Juliet* The Australian Ballet Watch video
Love Never Dies Musical Watch video
The Narrative of Nothing The Australian Ballet Download program
Giselle* Universal Ballet, Seoul Watch video
The Time Together Tasdance Download program
Almost The Australian Ballet School
The Frock* MADE (Mature Age Dance Experience), Hobart Watch video Download program
The Merry Widow West Australian Opera for Opera Conference (Opera Australia, State Opera of SA, Opera Qld) Watch video Download program
Madama Butterfly Opera Australia Watch video
The Happy Prince* The Australian Ballet Watch video Download program
7 Deadly Sins* MADE Watch video

World tours

Year Work Company Video Program
American Debut Season Sydney Dance Company
New York Program Sydney Dance Company
International Tour Sydney Dance Company

* denotes full evening dance works

Year Work Company Video Program
A Streetcar Named Desire Sydney Dance Company Watch video
After Venice* Sydney Dance Company Watch video Download program
Afterworlds Sydney Dance Company Watch video Download program
Aida West Australian Opera for Opera Conference (Opera Australia, State Opera of SA, Opera Qld) Watch video Download program
Ainadamar Adelaide Festival of the Arts Watch video Download program
Air and Other Invisible Forces* Sydney Dance Company Watch video Download program
Almost The Australian Ballet School
An Evening* Sydney Dance Company Watch video Download program
Bard Bits Sydney Dance Company Watch video Download program
Beauty and the Beast* Sydney Dance Company Watch video Download program
Berlin* Sydney Dance Company Watch video Download program
Berlin (with iOTA)* Sydney Dance Company Watch video
Beyond Twelve The Australian Ballet Download program
Body of Work* Sydney Dance Company Watch video Download program
Boxes Sydney Dance Company Watch video Download program
Cut Sydney Dance Company Watch video
Daphnis and Chloé Sydney Dance Company Watch video Download program
Deadly Sins* Sydney Dance Company Download program
Death in Venice* Canadian Opera Company Choreographer
Diabolo Tango Torvill and Dean, World Tour Company
Die Silberne Rose* Bayerisches Staatsballett, Munich Watch video Download program
Ecco Le Diavole The Australian Ballet Download program
Ellipse* Sydney Dance Company Watch video
Embodied Mikhail Baryshnikov
Encounter Torvill and Dean, World Tour Company
Evening Suite Sydney Dance Company Watch video
Ever After Ever (Short Stories) Sydney Dance Company Watch video Download program
Fire and Ice Torvill and Dean with Company Watch video
Fire Earth Air Water The Dance Company (NSW) Download program
Firebird The Australian Ballet Watch video Download program
Flashbacks* Sydney Dance Company
Fornicon* Sydney Dance Company Watch video Download program
Forty Miles – A River of Dreams Tasdance Download program
Free Radicals* Sydney Dance Company Watch video Download program
Gallery The Australian Ballet Download program
Giselle* Universal Ballet, Seoul Watch video
Glimpses The Australian Ballet Download program
Grand* Sydney Dance Company Watch video Download program
Hate Sydney Dance Company Download program
Heaven and Hell Torvill and Dean, World Tour Company
Homage Melbourne State Dance Theatre Download program
Homelands Sydney Dance Company Watch video
Hua Mulan* Shanghai Song & Dance Ensemble and Sydney Dance Company Watch video Download program
In the Company of WoMen* Sydney Dance Company
King Roger* Sydney Dance Company Watch video Download program
Kraanerg* Sydney Dance Theatre Watch video Download program
Late Afternoon of a Faun Sydney Dance Company Watch video Download program
Limited Edition Sydney Dance Company Download program
Love Never Dies Musical Watch video
Madama Butterfly Opera Australia Watch video
Man of La Mancha State Theatre, Victorian Arts Centre
Mao’s Last Dancer Feature film Watch video
Meander The Australian Ballet
Metamorphosis The Australian Opera Download program
Mythologia* Sydney Dance Company Watch video Download program
Nearly Beloved* Sydney Dance Company Watch video Download program
Nutcracker — The Story of Clara The Australian Ballet Watch video Download program
Off Ballets Félix Blaska, France Download program
Old Friends New Friends Sydney Dance Company Watch video Download program
Orpheus The Royal New Zealand Ballet Download program
Pandora The Tasmanian State Ballet Company Download program
Papillion The Australian Ballet School Watch video Download program
Party* Sydney Dance Company
Piano Sonata Sydney Dance Company Watch video
Poppy* The Dance Company (NSW) Watch video Download program
The Revenger’s Tragedy Melbourne Theatre Company Download program
Romeo & Juliet* The Australian Ballet Watch video
Rumours (full length)* The Dance Company (NSW) renamed Sydney Dance Company Watch video Download program
Rumours II The Dance Company (NSW) Watch video
Salome The Australian Opera Download program
Salome* Sydney Dance Company Watch video
Samson et Dalila The Metropolitan Opera, New York
Scintillation The Dance Company (NSW) Download program
Sensing ABC TV Dance Film Watch video
Sequenza VII The Queensland Ballet Watch video Download program
Shades of Gray* Sydney Dance Company Watch video Download program
Shéhérazade The Dance Company (NSW) renamed Sydney Dance Company Watch video Download program
Shimmering Sydney Dance Company Download program
Shining* Sydney Dance Company Watch video Download program
Signatures The Dance Company (NSW) renamed Sydney Dance Company Watch video Download program
Sirens* Sydney Dance Company Download program
Soft Bruising* Sydney Dance Company Watch video Download program
Some Rooms* Sydney Dance Company Watch video Download program
Song of India Torvill and Dean (ice dance) Watch video Download program
Song of the Night Nederlands Dans Theater Watch video
Swan Lake* The Australian Ballet Watch video Download program
Synergy with Synergy Sydney Dance Company Watch video Download program
Tableaux Melbourne State Dance Theatre Download program
Tekton The Australian Ballet Download program
The Frock* MADE (Mature Age Dance Experience), Hobart Watch video Download program
The Happy Prince* The Australian Ballet Watch video Download program
The Merry Widow West Australian Opera for Opera Conference (Opera Australia, State Opera of SA, Opera Qld) Watch video Download program
The Narrative of Nothing The Australian Ballet Download program
The Planets Torvill and Dean, World Tour Company
The Protecting Veil Sydney Dance Company Watch video Download program
The Selfish Giant Sydney Dance Company
7 Deadly Sins* MADE Watch video
The Silver Rose* The Australian Ballet Download program
The Time Together Tasdance Download program
Third Conversation The Dance Company Watch video
Three Conversations The Queensland Ballet Watch video Download program
Tip The Dance Company (NSW) Download program
Tivoli* The Australian Ballet and Sydney Dance Company Watch video Download program
Trojans I The Australian Opera Download program
Trojans II The Australian Opera Download program
Turandot The Australian Opera Watch video Download program
Up The Dance Company (NSW)
Vast* Australian Bicentennial Authority with Sydney Dance Company, Australian Dance Theatre, West Australian Ballet, and Queensland Ballet Watch video Download program
Viridian Sydney Dance Company Watch video Download program
Volumina The Dance Company (NSW)
Water Shanghai Ballet
Wilderness Sydney Dance Company Watch video Download program

World tours

Year Work Company Video Program
American Debut Season Sydney Dance Company
International Tour Sydney Dance Company
New York Program Sydney Dance Company

* denotes full evening dance works