FROM THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
This performance was born out of one of the most challenging periods in Queensland Ballet’s 60-year history, and the explosion of creativity and imagination that arose from it makes me so proud of the Company we are today.
From apartments and balconies and backyards across Brisbane, our dancers created 60 new works based on the theme of love to engage and inspire, and to express gratitude to our supporters during the challenge that has become 2020. From these origins, the performance tonight evolved to form a narrative on love which we hope will touch the hearts of everyone here in the audience.
I can say with certainty that we expected our 60th birthday year to be a season of celebrations and while it hasn’t turned out as any of us could have possibly planned, we’re excited by the originality that has flourished at Queensland Ballet in the face of adversity.
My heartfelt thanks goes to all our supporters, including our Principal Partner Suncorp, as well the entire QB team.
I hope you enjoy our 60 Dancers: 60 Stories program as much as we enjoyed creating it for you.
Li Cunxin AO