This diverse quartet of works shows the depth and range of Queensland Ballet’s company and student ranks – some in surprising new ways.
Olivia Stewart has been an arts journalist for 35 years, specialising in dance since 1992. Based in Brisbane, she was The Bulletin’s Queensland dance critic 1998-2002 and The Courier-Mail’s dance writer 1995-2016. She currently writes for Limelight, Dance Australia, and Guardian Australia.
Articles by Olivia Stewart
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We're about to find out what happens when a computer, using algorithms created by Alisdair Macindoe, takes charge of choreography, music, lighting and costumes in a live dance performance.
Review: Skyfall: The Music of James Bond (The Little Red Company, Brisbane Festival & South Bank Parklands)
Like the Bond movies, Skyfall is a cocktail of suave, camp escapism and sterling star power, which it skilfully shakes into a potent musical martini.
RED is an intense and confronting ride, but its virtuosity ensures you won’t be able to turn away from start to finish.
While the classic musical still shines, the seething undercurrent of passion, frustration and aggression is generally lacking in this production, despite some powerful moments.
Queensland Ballet overcomes the dreamy romantic classic's testing sharp edge.
After 15 long months the renowned choreographer's work returns to the stage thanks to Australasian Dance Collective, with an early piece whose purpose is to intrigue.
Showcasing precession, prowess and promise, QB’s reverent jubilee proves worth the wait.
Hypnotic and mesmerising, Aftermath grabs you and never lets go.
An early Christmas miracle sees Queensland end the year with full capacity theatres and an unexpected taste of The Nutcracker’s family tradition.
Queensland Ballet breaks the dance drought with a magical night under the stars.