QPAC presents the American Ballet Theatre
Saskia Starck | On 13, Jan 2014
The American Ballet Theatre (ABT), for the first time ever in Australia, will be performing exclusively in Brisbane.
Brisbaneâ€™s own Queensland Symphony Orchestra will also accompany the shows.
The American Ballet Theatre is recognised as Americaâ€™s national ballet company and in turn one of the worldâ€™s leading ballet establishments.
Although younger than many of the classic European companies, the ABT are known for their innovative and high quality works.
The company was founded in 1940 and takes its inspiration from ballet greats such as George Balanchine and Mikhail Baryshnikov.
This is choreographically accompanied by the Russian aesthetic and aspects of the radical art movement of modern, post-modern and commercial art in New York from the 1920s into the 1980s.
Appearing all throughout America, and numerous shows overseas, Australia is lucky to host such a brilliant group of talented dancers.
With two very diverse shows I would recommend obtaining tickets for both ballets.
Swan Lake remains the quintessential ballet that follows the fabled tale of Odette, a princess turned swan by an evil sorcerer.
It defines the company and truly is spectacular to see.
Three Masterpiece will feature separate ballets from three of the worldâ€™s leading contemporary choreographers.
Bach Partita by Twyla Tharp is described as â€œa treasure house of dance innovationâ€ (New York Times).
Seven Sonatas by Alexei Ratmansky, who is one of the worldâ€™s most sought-after contemporary choreographers.
Finally,Â Fancy Free by Jerome Robbins who is recognized as a leader in the American character ballet.
For more details visit the QPAC website and ensure to book tickets early, as they will sell out!
What:Â The American Ballet Theatre
Where:Â QPAC Lyric Theatre,Â Corner Grey and Melbourne Street, South Bank, Brisbane
When:Â Swan LakeÂ 28th August â€“ 4th September
Three MasterpiecesÂ 5th â€“ 7th September
How Much:Â Tickets from $79
Contact:Â 136 246 (between 9.00am and 8.30pm, Monday to Saturday)