I am so pleased to present Giselle at HOTA on its beautiful outdoor stage – what better way to see this quintessential Romantic ballet than on a Spring night under the stars?
Sharing the magic of ballet across Queensland is at the heart of our Company, and we’re delighted to perform our Giselle on the Gold Coast.
It has been seven years since Queensland Ballet has presented this production and I was so pleased when Ai-Gul Gaisina agreed to stage the ballet for us again. Her production follows tradition, overlaid with the Russian style, and is charming and refreshing. Ai-Gul’s emphasis is as much on the characters as on technique.
The set and costume designs of esteemed theatrical designer Peter Cazalet and the atmospheric lighting created by Ben Hughes provide an ideal canvas on which our dancers paint this poetic and tragic story. Adolphe Adam’s music is elegant and full of dramatic expression.
We’ve faced many challenges in 2020 – our 60th Anniversary year, and our dreams can only become a reality with the help of many supporters. Our heartfelt thanks goes to all our generous donors and corporate partners who have supported us, especially throughout this year. I would also especially like to thank Carole Byron from the Gold Coast for her support to enable Queensland Ballet’s season of Giselle.
However I reserve a special gratitude to you, our audience. We may dance for the love of art, but it is for you that we perform. I do hope you enjoy our Giselle.