Queensland Ballet Season 2020

Queensland Ballet has announced a 60th anniversary season for 2020 that celebrates the company’s heritage and its future in equal measure. Artistic Director, Li Cunxin, said the 2020 season was brimming with treasures old and new as a way of celebrating where the Company has come from and where its bold ambitions are taking it.... Continue Reading →

Movie Review: The White Crow (Universal Pictures)

We had the opportunity to see a preview screening of the new Rudolf Nureyev biopic by Ralph Fiennes, The White Crow, thanks to Universal Pictures. The film will be in Australian cinemas from 18 July 2019. Partway between the film adaptations of Billy Elliot and Mao's Last Dancer sits The White Crow, a Rudolf Nureyev biopic that is... Continue Reading →

Review: Dangerous Liaisons (Queensland Ballet)

We went to see Queensland Ballet’s hotly-anticipated Dangerous Liaisons – a brand-new, full-length, world premiere ballet by acclaimed choreographer and QB Artistic Associate Liam Scarlett. The season has concluded now, but I had such a jumble of feelings about the production that it has taken me this long to sort them out and write a... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Carmen & The Firebird (Queensland Ballet)

  Where? QPAC’s Playhouse Theatre When? May 25 – June 3 Queensland Ballet present their much-anticipated double bill of Carlos Acosta’s contemporary Carmen and Liam Scarlett’s dark and thrilling The Firebird. The two works were expected to be disparate, but unfortunately this comparison could also be made in quality as well as thematic and balletic... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: La Bayadère (Queensland Ballet)

Soloist Joel Woellner as Solor (front), photographed by David Kelly Where? Playhouse Theatre, QPAC When? March 16-31, 2018 Queensland Ballet present the world premiere of Greg Horsman’s La Bayadère, a co-production between QB, West Australian Ballet and Royal Winnipeg Ballet that reimagines a little-known classical ballet and sweeps audiences away to the 19th century British... Continue Reading →

Season 2018 launch – Queensland Ballet

Vito Bernasconi and Yanela Pinera, photographed by Justin Ridler Queensland Ballet have unveiled their exciting 2018 season – every ballet and every ballet dancer begins with a dream, and QB18 invites audiences to dare to dream along with them. The first production of 2018 will be a brand-new La Bayadère in March, created by Queensland... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: The Winter’s Tale (The Royal Ballet)

Another breathtaking opening night from the Royal Ballet! Thanks to QPAC, we were able to see the incredible debut of The Winter’s Tale. Choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon to music by Joby Talbot, the ballet was presented as a co-production with the National Ballet of Canada. The Queensland Symphony Orchestra brilliantly performed Talbot’s atmospheric score, conducted... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Woolf Works

We were so excited to be able to attend opening night of this special season (thanks, QPAC!). Performing in Australia for the first time in fifteen years, the Royal Ballet was always going to be spectacular. Wayne McGregor is well-known across the world for his contemporary choreography, often integrated with film and visual art, and... Continue Reading →

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