Thomas Dixon Centre

Thomas Dixon Centre

#Contemporary dance at its most dynamic, powerful, and poetic

Explore the vibrant world of contemporary dance in a thrilling new season of Queensland Ballet’s Bespoke. Now in its fifth year, this striking triple bill of modern dance offers audiences an opportunity to witness elite ballet dancers in dynamic contemporary spaces.  

In celebration of the opening of Queensland Ballet’s new theatre at the heritage-listed Thomas Dixon Centre, this year’s Bespoke promises an engaging mix of daring, original works that will defy ideas about what dance is, what dance can do, and how dance is experienced. Renowned Australian choreographers Greg Horsman, Petros Treklis, and Stephanie Lake have collaborated with dancers and artists to create three compelling new pieces of innovative storytelling, using visual art, music, and the depths of human emotion as elements of inspiration.  

Intricately detailed, musically brilliant, light, dark, and haunting, 2022’s Bespoke offers a sublime merging of classical technique with emotional depth that will lure audiences out of the traditional theatre space and into an intriguing dimension of artistic possibility.



Choreographer Petros Treklis

Composer James Brown

Costume Designer Zoe Griffiths

Lighting Designer Cameron Goerg


Choreographer Stephanie Lake

Passacaglia della vita - Stefano Landi, Rosemary Standley, Dom La Nena
Ave Maria - Johann Sebastian Bach (Vocalist Bobby McFerrin and Cellist Yo-Yo Ma)
Triptych Two - Robin Fox
Kubali - MC Yallah
Buryat Dance - Khosh Ensemble
A Plank of Willow Wood - Ukrainian Folk Choir
No Attack - Robin Fox

Costume Stylist Zoe Griffiths

Lighting Designer Cameron Goerg


A Rhapsody in Motion

Choreographer Greg Horsman

Music Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43, recorded by Philadelphia Orchestra with conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin and pianist Daniil Trifinov

Costume Designer Zoe Griffiths

Lighting Designer Cameron Goerg

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30 years & under$70

Thomas Dixon Centre

406 Montague Rd,
West End QLD 4101,


Approx. 2 hours and 10 minutes, including two 20-minute intervals


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Greg Horsman

Greg Horsman

Choreographer (A Rhapsody in Motion)

Stephanie Lake

Stephanie Lake

Choreographer (Biography)

Petros Treklis

Choreographer (Tethered)

Robin Fox

Robin Fox

Music (Biography)

James Brown

Music (Tethered)

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Music (A Rhapsody in Motion)

Cameron Goerg

Cameron Goerg

Lighting Designer

Zoe Griffiths

Costume Designer

Post show Q&A

Q&A post show panel discussion with creatives and dancers. Held on Saturday 23 July after the 1.30pm show. This session will be AUSLAN interpreted. There is no longer a Tuesday evening Q&A, as previously advertised.

Beyond the Stage

Add something special to your experience with our selection of programs that complement Queensland Ballet’s live performances throughout each season.

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Pre-attendance information for ticket holders

Health & safety

With rising COVID cases across the state, Queensland Ballet is doing our part to keep the community, staff, and our artists safe and healthy through this time. Hand sanitiser is available throughout the venue and patrons are strongly encouraged to consider wearing masks when visiting the Thomas Dixon Centre. 

Please be respectful of other people‘s personal space when attending performances and keep socially distanced where possible in the foyer.

Check your tickets

Tickets for this performance have been sent via postal delivery, print-at-home via email, or collect from the box office. If your tickets are print-at-home, please have them loaded and ready on your mobile to present upon entry.

What to wear

Smart casual dress is perfect. The Talbot Theatre is air-conditioned, so you may want to bring a light wrap or jacket.

Latecomer policy

Doors will close once the performance begins and there is a strict lock-out policy. Please ensure you arrive on time to avoid disappointment.

Dining & refreshment

Permanent on-site food and beverage services including a café and bar will be open in late 2022. In the meantime, there will be pop-up food and beverage services at selected events. Montague Markets is also conveniently located across the road from the Thomas Dixon Centre with a variety of dining and takeaway options available.

Arrival at the Thomas Dixon Centre

Please visit the Thomas Dixon Centre website to find out more about transport and parking options.

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#Go backstage

An interview with Tethered choreographer, Petros Treklis

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we work and perform. Long before we performed on this land, it played host to the dance expression of our First Peoples. We pay our respects to their Elders — past, present and emerging — and acknowledge the valuable contribution they have made and continue to make to the cultural landscape of this country.

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