Queensland Ballet On Tour

Four glittering works from the vault in a balletic feast for the senses.

~Queensland Ballet~ On Tour
~Queensland Ballet~ On Tour

#A treasure trove of ballet masterpieces from the vault.

From an emotive story of love to a collage of tutus and Tchaikovsky music, to one of the most celebrated excerpts in the ballet world, this production features rich stories that will captivate lovers of music and dance. 

The evocative Three Preludes, choreographed by Ben Stevenson OBE, is a tale of two dancers falling in love. Comprising only a ballet barre, a piano and the duo, this sweeping and romantic story is exemplified by compelling choreography and graceful, synchronised movement to sublime music by Sergei Rachmaninoff. 

Marius Petipa's Le Corsaire pas de deux is one of the most famed excerpts in ballet history. Transporting audiences to a world of swash-buckling pirates and exotic landscapes, the elegant except requires technical brilliance and precise partnering. Premiering in Paris in 1956, the full-length ballet was inspired by the 1814 poem 'The Corsair' by Lord Byron. 

Greg Horsman's beautiful A Rhapsody in Motion premiered in 2022 to audience and critical acclaim and explores the fascinating relationship between the dancer and the captivating music of Rachmaninoff. 

Tchaikovsky Mash by Matthew Lawrence evokes the classical era of dance in a compilation of short works featuring music from Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty and more. 

The piece is a collage of influences and a mix of renowned music; familiar and yet, perhaps not. 

Don't miss this season of extraordinary works touring across Regional Queensland. 

Friday 01 March - 7:30pm

Empire Cardholder $63.00
Adult $70.00
Concession (Gov Seniors & Pension Cards) $66.00
Child U18yrs $32.00
Groups 6+ $65.00
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75mins with 20mins interval


Three Preludes 

Tchaikovsky Mash 

Le Corsaire pas de deux

A Rhapsody in Motion (2nd & 3rd movement)


Choreographer - Ben Stevenson OBE 

Choreographer - Matthew Lawrence 

Choreographer - Marius Petipa 

Choreographer - Greg Horsman

Alexander Idaszak and Mia Heathcote in Ben Stevenson's Three Preludes.
Rhapsody in Motion - Patricio Reve and Liam Geck
Rhapsody in Motion - Laura Tosar, Lucy Green, Isabella Swietlekci and Yanela Pinera
Rhapsody in Motion - Laura Tosar, Patricio Reve, Isabella Swietlekci and Liam Geck

#The Reviews are in

Deborah Jones, 2013 (Three Preludes)

A truly satisfying experience

Australian Arts Review (A Rhapsody in Motion)

Strikingly beautiful! The magnificence of classical performance laced with a contemporary edge

Michelle Porter, 2022 (A Rhapsody in Motion)

Absolute standout work. Beautifully complex, vibrant and diversely structured classical choreography, stunningly performed.

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Empire Theatres acknowledges the Traditional Custodians, the Giabal, Jarowair and Western Wakka Wakka people, where we work and present stories. We would like to pay respect to the Elders, past and present and to all First Nations people.

Artwork: Kim Walmsley

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