Since its company premiere in 2015, Greg Horsman’s adaptation of The Sleeping Beautyhas proven to be a gift that keeps on giving for Queensland Ballet.

Neneka Yoshitda and Vito Bernasconi in Queensland Ballet's The Sleeping Beauty, performed at HOTA - Home of the Arts, February 2022.

The box office recordsit created then, spearheaded by international guest stars, were surpassed in its returnto QPAC’s Lyric Theatre last year on the work’s 10th anniversary, and now the Gold Coast has also fallen hard for its charms – The Sleeping Beauty’sthree performances sold out, providing an auspicious start to the company’s new partnership with HOTA, Home of the Arts.

Forged by an impromptu season of Giselle on HOTA’s Outdoor Stage in late 2020 after QB’s 60th anniversary programming was shelved due to COVID’s theatre shutdown, the association will continue with a second and contrasting 2022 season under the stars in November...