Queensland Ballet: Bespoke

AAR-Queensland-Ballet-BespokeCompelling, challenging, and always thought-provoking, Queensland Ballet’s Bespoke returns for a sixth season with a triple bill by leading Australian choreographers Paul Boyd, Natalie Weir and Remi Wörtmeyer at the Thomas Dixon Centre from 27 July 2023.

This celebration of collaboration and original creativity offers audiences the chance to explore the vibrant world of contemporary dance in an intimate environment at the new Talbot Theatre. The three works featured are Miroirs (Remi Wörtmeyer); Tartan (Paul Boyd); and Four Last Songs (Natalie Weir).

With a performance career spanning more than 25 years across Europe and Australia, Paul Boyd is an inventive and creative choreographer whose works have been part of the repertoires of Queensland Ballet, The Australian Ballet’s Bodytorque series, Basel Ballet, Oper der Stadt Bonn, John Neumeier’s Bundesjugendballett in Hamburg, The Royal Ballet School and Sydney City Youth Ballet, and have toured to New York, Japan, Berlin and Dubai. He is currently also Head of the Queensland Ballet Academy Program (Upper School) and Resident Choreographer.

Natalie Weir is known internationally for her highly physical partner work, her organic movement style and her touching insight into humanity. In her 30-plus year career, she has created major new works for world class companies including Queensland Ballet, The Australian Ballet, West Australian Ballet, Australasian Dance Collective (formerly Expressions Dance Company), Houston Ballet, Hong Kong Ballet and American Ballet Theatre. Natalie was appointed Queensland Ballet’s Resident Choreographer in 2020.

Remi Wörtmeyer is an award-winning choreographer and former Principal Dancer, most recently with the Dutch National Ballet, whose acclaimed choreographic works have been performed across the world in ballet companies and international galas.

Using music, art, and the artists themselves as inspiration, Bespoke presents a sublime merging of classical technique with emotional depth that will lure you into new dimensions of creativity

Queensland Ballet: Bespoke
Talbot Theatre – Thomas Dixon Centre, 406 Montague Road, West End (Brisbane:
Season: 27 July – 5 August 2023
Information and Bookings: www.queenslandballet.com.au

Image: Senior Soloist Alexander Idaszak, Soloist Georgia Swan and Principal Artist Joel Woellner – photo by David Kelly