Queensland Performing Arts Centre and Cairns Regional Council present Queensland Simulcast Bolshoi Ballet Spartacus QPAC International Series 2019
On Saturday 6 July, you are invited to become part of a state wide audience as Moscow’s mighty Bolshoi Ballet returns to Australia with its grandiose epic Spartacus.
Long considered the company’s signature ballet, Spartacus will be screened live from the Queensland Performing Arts Centre to Munro Martin Parklands in Cairns, as part of the QPAC International Series 2019, with music performed by Queensland Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Pavel Sorokin.
Since its first performance in the Bolshoi Theatre some 60 years ago, Spartacus remains the ultimate balletic tour de force and like the Bolshoi Ballet company itself, is dynamic, big and explosive.
Communities from the far north to the west will experience this spectacular production as seen from the best seats in the house and enjoy exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews prior to the performance.
Date: Saturday 6 July, 2019 Time: 7.00pm Gates open: 5:00pm Duration: 3 hours and 20 minutes (includes two intervals) Cost: Free, no ticket required. Venue: Munro Martin Parklands
Patrons are encouraged to bring rugs or low set chairs and a picnic (no BYO alcohol). A licensed bar and food vendors will be on site.
This broadcast is suitable for families, though contains adult themes and recommended for children aged 12+ years.
About Bolshoi Ballet
Bolshoi, it is the oldest and most famous theatre in Russia. It simply means ‘big’ and it certainly is that, one of the biggest names and the biggest company in the performing arts.
Founded in 1776, the Bolshoi is home to the ballet company of the same name, which boasts no fewer than two hundred dancers and a renowned training school, a company synonymous with scale, grandeur and the brilliant physicality of its artists.
“Ballet, at this level, is a belief system, and the Bolshoi, remains one of its cathedrals.” - The Guardian