#Dramatic contemporary, neo-classical, and ragtime ballet collide in this exhilarating triple bill curated by Li Cunxin AO.
Be captivated by this trio of extraordinary works from Natalie Weir, Greg Horsman, and Sir Kenneth MacMillan, hand-selected by Artistic Director Li Cunxin AO.
Acclaimed Australian choreographer Natalie Weir, known internationally for her highly-physical partner work, organic movement style and her touching insight into humanity created her deeply emotive, war-themed work We Who Are Left for Queensland Ballet’s Lest We Forget series in 2016. Inspired by the music of Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem, which intersperses Latin text with poems written by Wilfred Owen in World War 1, this stunning exploration of raw human emotion will leave you spellbound.
Glass Concerto, by renowned international choreographer Greg Horsman, captures the pulse and escalating intensity of the brilliant music of Philip Glass in this neo-classical masterpiece. A highlight of Queensland Ballet’s 2017 RAW season, this distinctive work is a collage of sublime movement and kinetic energy, which demonstrates the speed and technical precision of Queensland Ballet artists.
In a fervour of dazzling colour and high energy, ragtime ballet Elite Syncopations is Sir Kenneth MacMillan at his most playful! The music of Scott Joplin’s King of Ragtime strikes a vibrant chord with the upbeat, hip-swinging aura of spontaneous movement and easy-going rhythms. With charmingly gaudy costumes and comic flair, this ‘dance concert’ is an explosion of uplifting music and choreography that is, quite simply, entertainment at its best.
|30 years & under from$78|
|30 years & under$88|
|Groups of 5+ from$83|
|Schools only matinee$25|
A transaction fee of $7.20 applies per transaction.
Russell St, South Brisbane,
Brisbane QLD 4101
Approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes, including two 20-minute intervals.
- Centre Stage Experience
An abridged version of the show will be held on Wednesday 15th June at 12.30pm. The abridged performance runs for approximately 70 minutes, including a post-show Q&A, providing first-hand insights into the show from our creatives. A great opportunity for first time ballet viewers, students and educators.
Centre Stage - Seniors
Saturday 18 June 8.30am-12.15pm
Take centre stage and experience our signature ballet for seniors class! Learn choreography from Li's Choice on stage led by QB Teaching Artists.
This experience features a Q&A with a member from QB’s Artistic or Production team, light refreshments and access to view Queensland Ballet Company Dancers take their daily ballet class.
Post Show Q&A
Q&A Post show panel discussion with creatives and dancers. These will be held on Saturday 18th June after the 1.30pm show. This session will be AUSLAN interpreted. There is no longer a Tuesday evening Q&A, as previously advertised.
# Behind the scenes
Marian Heckenberg, Principal Double Bass of Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra, talks about Camerata's relationship with Queensland Ballet and her role in preforming Elite Syncopations as part of Li’s Choice.
Natalie Weir, Resident Choreographer with Queensland Ballet, discusses the inspiration behind her piece We Who Are Left and what it's like to work with the dancers. Who Who Are Left will be performed in 2022 as part of Li’s Choice.
Zoe Griffiths, Wardrobe Workroom and Art Finishing Coordinator at Queensland Ballet, talks about Sir Kenneth MacMillans’ Elite Syncopations and what she and the rest of the Costume department have done to bring the vibrant and eclectic costumes to life for this production.