Queensland Ballet begins 2019 with a bang with the world premiere of a seductive work by in-demand British choreographer Liam Scarlett, who is QB’s Artistic Associate.
Dangerous Liaisons. All photographs supplied
Scarlett will choreograph Dangerous Liaisons, a new full-length ballet based on Pierre Choderlos de Laclos’ classic novel. The dark story about love, sexuality, innocence and betrayal, set among the aristocracy in 18th-century France, has captured the public imagination for over 200 years, and has previously been adapted for theatre and film. Co-produced with Texas Ballet Theater, the ballet “for mature audiences” will be performed to music by Camille Saint-Saëns, arranged by Martin Yates, and feature sumptuous sets and costumes by Tracy Grant Lord.
“I’m sure the whole ballet world will be watching as they always do with a new Scarlett work,” said QB Artistic Director Li Cunxin. Opening in Brisbane in March, the production will tour regional Queensland in June and July.
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