Queensland Ballet celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2020 with a season that looks both forwards and back.
“This is a very special season for us as we’re able to honour all those who have come before us and enabled QB to be the global ballet company it is today,” said Artistic Director Li Cunxin.
“The Company was founded 60 year ago by the great Charles Lisner OBE, who had a vision to develop both the artform of ballet and audience for it here in Queensland,” he said. “Charles was all about bringing this international artform to local audiences and was also committed to taking ballet into regional Queensland to share the magic. These characteristics [are] still very much at the heart of QB today and we’re very proud to continue his legacy.”
60th Anniversary Gala. Photo supplied
The season begins with Derek Deane’s acclaimed production of The Lady of the Camellias. Performed in an exclusive Brisbane season by sister company Shanghai Ballet, the work is based on the 1848 Dumas novel about a Parisian courtesan.
In March, the company will...