What a Christmas miracle to have the opportunity to perform this special production of Best of The Nutcracker in 2020!
We are filled with so much gratitude for the support we received during this challenging year, and are delighted to offer this festive season as a token of our heartfelt appreciation. This production is for everyone who has gone above and beyond for the Queensland community in 2020, to those who have been adversely affected by the global pandemic, and to the many Queenslanders who need a little festive cheer.
This year marks our eighth successive Nutcracker year - and although this season is not the full-length production loved by so many, we hope it brings a touch of Christmas magic to everyone in the audience as we bring our cherished show to life for this holiday period.
Best of The Nutcracker will feature highlights from Ben Stevenson OBE’s production including the Kingdom of the Snow from Act 1, as well as crowd favourites from the Land of Sweets including the Spanish, Arabian, Chinese, Russian, Waltz of Flowers and the Sugar Plum Fairy Pas de deux.
This beautiful ballet is due to the incredible talents of our creative team who worked tirelessly to make it happen this year.
Associate Costume Designer Noelene Hill’s interpretations of Desmond Heeley’s original costume designs are truly exquisite; together with Tchaikovsky’s captivating and time-honoured score, they enhance the story as we move from one dance to the next.
I want to offer my heartfelt thanks to QPAC for working with us to schedule this special production in before Christmas. I would also like to acknowledge the ongoing support of the State and Federal Governments, Major Partners Sealy, and Shell QGC and all our corporate partners and sponsors. Special thanks must also be extended to our Principal Partner Suncorp - we are incredibly grateful for all the support we have received over the last few months, and without this support, Best of The Nutcracker would not have been possible.
And finally to you, our audience: I hope this sprinkles a little festive magic into your lives. We’re excited to perform our special 60the anniversary year programs in 2021, and we invite you to join us as we celebrate this important milestone of ours.
From all of us at Queensland Ballet, please enjoy this wonderful Christmas tradition that even a global pandemic can’t stop, and we wish you a joyous, safe, and happy holiday season.