Lyric Theatre, QPAC
#A spectacular tribute to the glitz, glamour and romance of the golden age.
Shall we dance?
Strictly Gershwin comes roaring back to evoke the glamour and romance of the golden age in this spectacular tribute to George and Ira Gershwin. Summoning the silver screen magic of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, we take audiences on a dazzling journey through ballet, jazz, tap, and ballroom dance genres, to the big band era soundtrack of the thirties. It's a true celebration of the Gershwins, with Derek Deane's choreography a sensational match to their larger-than-life Broadway creations and seductive Hollywood tunes.
With music adapted by Gareth Valentine, Deane's Strictly Gershwin was choreographed for the English National Ballet in 2008 and has since been adored across the world. Queensland Ballet performed it in 2016 to rave reviews.
Featuring the Gershwins' greatest hits including Rhapsody in Blue, Summertime, Strike up the Band, Someone to Watch over Me, ‘S Wonderful, Shall We Dance, I Got Rhythm and many more, experience the music synonymous with the romantic ideals of post-war America, jazz, Broadway, and debonair dance routines, culminating in a sparkling grand finale from An American in Paris.
Book now for this fabulous homage to the art deco era.
Derek Deane’s Strictly Gershwin is generously enabled by the Ken Talbot Foundation.
Presenting Partner - Margot McKinney
Costumes and props are co-owned by Queensland Ballet and Tulsa Ballet.
The Worldwide Copyrights in the Music of George and Ira Gershwin for this Presentation are Licensed by the Gershwin® Family.