Queensland Ballet Li's Choice

Until 25 June 2022
Playhouse, QPAC
2 hours 15 minutes
(including interval, subject to change without notice)
$69 - $160 *
* A transaction fee of $7.20 applies.

Available Discounts

Concession Card, Youth, Child, Family, Groups, Schools

Celebrating a Decade of Directorship

Dramatic contemporary, neo-classical, and ragtime ballet collide in this exhilarating triple bill curated by Li Cunxin AO.

Be captivated by this trio of extraordinary works from Natalie Weir, Greg Horsman, and Sir Kenneth MacMillan, hand-selected by Artistic Director Li Cunxin AO.

Acclaimed Australian choreographer Natalie Weir, known internationally for her highly-physical partner work, organic movement style and her touching insight into humanity created her deeply emotive, war-themed work We Who Are Left for Queensland Ballet’s Lest We Forget series in 2016. Inspired by the music of Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem, which intersperses Latin text with poems written by Wilfred Owen in World War 1, this stunning exploration of raw human emotion will leave you spellbound.

Glass Concerto, by renowned international choreographer Greg Horsman, captures the pulse and escalating intensity of the brilliant music of Philip Glass in this neo-classical masterpiece. A highlight of Queensland Ballet’s 2017 RAW season, this distinctive work is a collage of sublime movement and kinetic energy, which demonstrates the speed and technical precision of Queensland Ballet artists.

In a fervour of dazzling colour and high energy, ragtime ballet Elite Syncopations is Sir Kenneth MacMillan at his most playful! The music of Scott Joplin’s King of Ragtime strikes a vibrant chord with the upbeat, hip-swinging aura of spontaneous movement and easy-going rhythms. With charmingly gaudy costumes and comic flair, this ‘dance concert’ is an explosion of uplifting music and choreography that is, quite simply, entertainment at its best.

Presented by Queensland Ballet

Special Events

Auslan Interpreted Post Performance Q&A

  • Sat 18 Jun 2022, 1:30 PM

Abridged matinee performance

  • Wed 15 Jun 2022, 12:30 PM

This performance was initially curated as an education performance for school groups. QLD Ballet has opened this abridged matinee up to the community at an accessible price. The performance runs for approximately 70 minutes, including a post-show Q&A. Please note, this matinee features two pieces: We Who Are Left by Natalie Weir and Greg Horsman's Glass Concerto.


We Who Are Left

Choreographer Natalie Weir
Music Benjamin Britten War Requiem, Opus 66
Costume Designer Noelene Hill
Lighting Designer David Walters

Glass Concerto

Choreographer Greg Horsman
Music Philip Glass, Violin Concerto
Conductor Nigel Gaynor
Costume Designer George Wu
Lighting Designer Cameron Goerg

Elite Syncopations

Choreographer Sir Kenneth MacMillan
Staged by Julie Lincoln
Music Scott Joplin, Scott Hayden, Paul Pratt, Joseph F. Lamb, Max Morath, Donald Ashwander, Robert Hampton
Costume Designer Ian Spurling
Lighting Designer William Bundy
Revival Lighting Designer Cameron Goerg

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