Li's Choice

Celebrating a Decade of Directorship


Playhouse, QPAC

Playhouse, QPAC

#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.  

#"Instant emotional involvement is the only possible reaction…the work is outstanding…"

Michelle Potter, DanceTabs - We Who Are Left by Natalie Weir

#" … a collage of movement that was fascinating but still cohesive …"

Limelight - Glass Concerto by Greg Horsman

#“Here is Mr MacMillan in full verve. That’s entertainment.”

The New York Times - Elite Syncopations by Sir Kenneth MacMillan
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Price

Tuesday-Thursday
Prima$135
Adult from$98
Concession from$82
30 years & under from$78
Child from$59
Family from$244
Friday-Sunday
Prima$160
Adult from$110
Concession from$94
30 years & under$88
Child from$66
Family from$284
Groups
Groups of 5+ from$83
School group$35
Schools only matinee$25

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Fees

A transaction fee of $7.20 applies per transaction.

Venue
Playhouse, QPAC

QPAC,
Russell St, South Brisbane,
Brisbane QLD 4101


Duration

Approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes, including two 20-minute intervals.

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  • Q&A
  • Centre Stage Experience
  • Schools Matinee
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Natalie Weir

Natalie Weir

Choreographer

Noelene Hill

Noelene Hill

Costume Designer

David Walters

David Walters

Lighting Designer


Greg Horsman

Greg Horsman

Choreographer

Nigel Gaynor

Nigel Gaynor

Conductor

Cameron Goerg

Cameron Goerg

Lighting Designer


Kenneth MacMillan

Kenneth MacMillan

Choreographer

Cameron Goerg

Cameron Goerg

Revival Lighting Designer

Camerata - Queensland's Chamber Orchestra

Music Performers


Plan your visit

Plan your visit

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Centre Stage - Seniors

Saturday 18 June 8.30am-12.15pm

Take centre stage and experience our signature ballet for seniors class! Learn choreography from Li's Choice on stage led by QB Teaching Artists.

This experience features a Q&A with a member from QB’s Artistic or Production team, light refreshments and access to view Queensland Ballet Company Dancers take their daily ballet class.

Group bookings

QPAC offers a dedicated groups sales team for schools and group bookings via the QPAC website.

Post Show Q&A

Q&A Post show panel discussion with creatives and dancers. These will be held on Saturday 18th June after the 1.30pm show. This session will be AUSLAN interpreted. There is no longer a Tuesday evening Q&A, as previously advertised.

Schools Matinee

The Schools only matinee will be held on Wednesday 15th June at 12.30pm. Curated specifically for students and teachers, this abridged performance runs for approximately 70 minutes, including a post-show Q&A, providing first-hand insights into the show from our creatives.

#Full ticket details

Tuesday-Thursday


Prima

$135

Premium

Adult $115
Concession¹ $98
30 years & under² $92
Child³ $69
Family⁴ $288

A-Reserve

Adult $98
Concession¹ $82
30 years & under² $78
Child³ $59
Family⁴ $244

Groups

Premium $98
A Reserve $83
Each group of 5 receives the sixth ticket free.

Friday-Sunday


Prima

$160

Premium

Adult $130
Concession¹ $110
30 years & under² $104
Child³ $78
Family⁴ $336

A-Reserve

Adult $110
Concession¹ $94
30 years & under² $88
Child³ $66
Family⁴ $284

Groups

Premium $111
A Reserve $94
Each group of 5 receives the sixth ticket free.


¹Full Pensioners, QLD Government Seniors Card, Industry (MEAA) Members, Full-time students over 30, Unemployed. National Seniors Card not applicable

²Aged 30 years old and under at the time of booking, ID required

³Aged 13 years old and under at the time of booking – children aged 18 months and over must hold a ticket

⁴2 Adults and 2 Children, or 1 Adult and 3 Children

Selected ticket delivery methods may incur an additional charge. The minimum price listed may be available for selected performances only. Please see the event calendar when booking for the available date(s) and time(s) of this performance.

# Behind the scenes

Marian Heckenberg, Principal Double Bass of Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra, talks about Camerata's relationship with Queensland Ballet and her role in preforming Elite Syncopations as part of Li’s Choice.

Natalie Weir, Resident Choreographer with Queensland Ballet, discusses the inspiration behind her piece We Who Are Left and what it's like to work with the dancers. Who Who Are Left will be performed in 2022 as part of Li’s Choice.

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we work and perform. Long before we performed on this land, it played host to the dance expression of our First Peoples. We pay our respects to their Elders — past, present and emerging — and acknowledge the valuable contribution they have made and continue to make to the cultural landscape of this country.

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