Li's Choice


Celebrating a Decade of Directorship

Playhouse, QPAC

#Dramatic contemporary, neo-classical, and ragtime ballet collide in this exhilarating triple bill curated by Li Cunxin AO.

Be captivated by this trio of extraordinary works from Natalie Weir, Greg Horsman, and Sir Kenneth MacMillan, hand-selected by Artistic Director Li Cunxin AO. 

Acclaimed Australian choreographer Natalie Weir, known internationally for her highly-physical partner work, organic movement style and her touching insight into humanity created her deeply emotive, war-themed work We Who Are Left for Queensland Ballet’s Lest We Forget series in 2016. Inspired by the music of Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem, which intersperses Latin text with poems written by Wilfred Owen in World War 1, this stunning exploration of raw human emotion will leave you spellbound.  

Glass Concerto, by renowned international choreographer Greg Horsman, captures the pulse and escalating intensity of the brilliant music of Philip Glass in this neo-classical masterpiece. A highlight of Queensland Ballet’s 2017 RAW season, this distinctive work is a collage of sublime movement and kinetic energy, which demonstrates the speed and technical precision of Queensland Ballet artists.  

In a fervour of dazzling colour and high energy, ragtime ballet Elite Syncopations is Sir Kenneth MacMillan at his most playful! The music of Scott Joplin’s King of Ragtime strikes a vibrant chord with the upbeat, hip-swinging aura of spontaneous movement and easy-going rhythms. With charmingly gaudy costumes and comic flair, this ‘dance concert’ is an explosion of uplifting music and choreography that is, quite simply, entertainment at its best.  


We Who Are Left by Natalie Weir

“Instant emotional involvement is the only possible reaction…the work is outstanding…” – Michelle Potter, DanceTabs

Glass Concerto by Greg Horsman 

" … a collage of movement that was fascinating but still cohesive …" – Limelight

Elite Syncopations by Sir Kenneth MacMillan 

“Here is Mr MacMillan in full verve. That’s entertainment.” - The New York Times

#We Who Are Left

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Natalie Weir

Natalie Weir

Choreographer

Noelene Hill

Noelene Hill

Costume Designer

David Walters

David Walters

Lighting Designer


#Glass Concerto

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Greg Horsman

Greg Horsman

Choreographer

Nigel Gaynor

Nigel Gaynor

Conductor

Cameron Goerg

Cameron Goerg

Lighting Designer


#Elite Syncopations

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Sir Kenneth MacMillan

Sir Kenneth MacMillan

Choreographer

Cameron Goerg

Cameron Goerg

Revival Lighting Designer

Camerata - Queensland's Chamber Orchestra

Music Performers

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Venue

Playhouse, QPAC

QPAC,
Russell St, South Brisbane,
Brisbane QLD 4101


Duration

Approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes, including two 20-minute intervals.

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Post Show Q&A

Q&A Post show panel discussion with creatives and dancers. These will be held on Tuesday 14th June after the 6.30pm show, and Saturday 18th June after the 1.30pm show.

Schools Matinee

The Schools only matinee will be held on Wednesday 15th June at 12.30pm.