From the Artistic Director —
All children, except one, grow up.
I have been thinking about this opening line from Peter Pan and Wendy, written by J.M. Barrie in 1904. One of the many wonderful things about being a professional dancer is that you’re allowed to stay a child, at least in a small way, your whole life. As artists we are always imagining, dreaming and telling stories - just as we did as children. So perhaps J.M. Barrie was not entirely correct in his assumption!
There are many ‘big kids’ whose imaginations lie at the heart of this wonderful production. It is a great joy to work with choreographer Trey McIntyre, who I have known since our days at Houston Ballet. Trey has always been a prodigious talent, and I have no doubt Queensland audiences will be thrilled by his audacious recreation of this beloved story.