Graeme Murphy's new ballet is an imaginative feast for the eyes, igniting the senses, but it doesn't sustain emotional engagement.
Olivia Stewart has been an arts journalist for 35 years, specialising in dance since 1992. Based in Brisbane, she was The Bulletin’s Queensland dance critic 1998-2002 and The Courier-Mail’s dance writer 1995-2016. She currently writes for Limelight, Dance Australia, and Guardian Australia.
Articles by Olivia Stewart
A scintillating cross-cultural fusion to be supported and savoured.
Queensland Ballet’s growth isn't just about numbers, it's determinedly multi-dimensional.
Redefined from an Eastern perspective, this Rite is radically different.
A unique experience that's more about the journey than the destination.
Conjuring Italo Calvino’s 1972 novel Invisible Cities on stage seemed an impossible but irresistible challenge. Leo Warner and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui tell Olivia Stewart how they and their creative team have used every possible tool to (loosely) bring the book to life.
Queensland Ballet’s own star power fuels a sublime return to Verona.
Queensland Ballet delivers an array of light and shade in a masterful display.