With Queensland Ballet’s 60th Anniversary Gala coming to a close this weekend, Artistic Director Li Cunxin AO extended the celebrations with a promotion for one young dancer.
Opening night of Queensland Ballet’s 60th Anniversary Gala was filled with festivities and excitement as the company celebrated six decades.
With opening night just one week away, the energy in the Queensland Ballet studios has been electric. The long journey to Études has been a challenging yet rewarding one, and this will be illustrated once the dancers take the stage.
Perched above Brisbane in the suburb of Bowen Hills stood Cloudland Ballroom. As day became night, its unique 18-metre-high parabolic arch lit up against the dark sky, beckoning the people of Brisbane to cross its thresholds to dance, to dream and to fall in love.
Principal Artist Laura Hidalgo took her final curtsey onstage on Saturday 12th of December, retiring from a successful career in dance. Having spent the last 5 years of her career with Queensland Ballet, Laura feels that she has truly “exceeded the dream.”