Ingham Bolshoi Ballet - Spartacus
Long considered the company’s signature ballet, Spartacus will be screened live at the J L Kelly Theatre, Ingham as part of the QPAC International Series 2019, with music performed by Queensland Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Pavel Sorokin.
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 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.
Hinchinbrook Shire 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
Duration 3 hours and 20 minutes (includes two intervals)
Venue J L Kelly Theatre, Ingham
Tickets Bookings are essential. Reserve your set via Townsville Tickets - https://townsvilletickets.com.au/event/9473
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.
In October of 2011 the Bolshoi Theatre reopened in a blaze of international publicity after a six year renovation project costing over eight hundred million dollars. And when the curtain went up the audience saw a brilliant new company with a new energy and sensational young talent. It was as if this theatre, the physical embodiment of Russia’s pride in its culture was, like its glittering scarlet and gold, born anew.
Now it is Queensland’s turn to welcome back this illustrious company as it returns to Australia as part of the QPAC International Series. The company brings with it two magnificent ballets, both signature works within the Bolshoi repertoire, further cementing their reputation as the premier ballet company in the world today.
“Ballet, at this level, is a belief system, and the Bolshoi, remains one of its cathedrals.” - The Guardian