TAB Storytime Ballet - The Nutcracker - photo by Jeff Busby

Storytime Ballet – The Nutcraker

One of the most eagerly anticipated dance events each year, for young dance enthusiasts of a certain age, is the annual visit of the Australian Ballet’s Storytime Ballets. Storytime Ballets are designed to introduce chil...
QB The Nutcracker Chiara Gonzalez as Clara Stahlbaum - photo by David Kelly

The Nutcracker

It was a wonder-filled night of dance when The Nutcracker opened in the Lyric Theatre – Queensland Performing Arts Centre on Friday 13 December 2019. Under the Artistic Directorship of Li Cunxin AO, this is the sev...
Queensland Ballet Cinderella

Queensland Ballet: Cinderella

It was Ben Stevenson who discovered young ballet dancer, Li Cunxin, during a teaching trip to the Beijing Dance Academy. Realising the young dancer’s potential he offered him a scholarship to study with the Houston Balle...
AAR TAB The Nutcracker - photo by Jeff Busby

The Nutcracker

There’s nothing like a traditional Nutcracker to get you in the mood for the festive season. And there’s no traditional Nutcracker as magical as English legend Sir Peter Wright’s version. The artistic director of Birming...
Queensland Ballet Romeo & Juliet - Soloist Mia Heathcote - photo by David Kelly

Romeo and Juliet

Within the literary genre, William Shakespeare’s capacity for complexity of plot plus characterisation via dialogical detail is unsurpassed. The translation of a famed bardic play into ballet is a dramaturgical and...
Bolshoi Ballet_Jewels - courtesy of QPAC

Bolshoi Ballet: Jewels

Queensland Performing Arts Centre in Brisbane had the honour of hosting the only Australian performances of the Bolshoi Ballet Company prior to their departure to perform in London. Established in 1776, it is clear why t...