Queensland Ballet looks to the old
TWO classic works of Western literature form the basis of the state ballet company's 2012 season, in keeping with a preference for 'safe' programs established by other Queensland arts houses.
Following the launch of the Wesley Enoch's debut offering for the Queensland Theatre Company, Queensland Ballet artistic director Francois Klaus has announced his program will favour new interpretations of well-established works.
Don Quixote and Alice and Wonderland anchor the season as the two major productions housed at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre's Playhouse theatre.
Another highlight includes an end-of-year collaboration with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra; Fairy Tales: Stories of Hans Christian Andersen, a brand-new work from Klaus encompassing The Red Shoes, The Princess and the Pea, The Little Match Girl, The Snow Queen and The Ugly Duckling.
One of two QSO joint productions, this ballet will see the company work with guest conductor Andrew Mogreliais, former music director of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Orchestra.Read more at brisbanetimes.com.au