Queensland Ballet Delivers Daring and Dynamic Contemporary Dance


Talbot Theatre, Thomas Dixon Centre

Queensland Ballet is proud to announce the return of Bespoke, a season that pushes the boundaries of contemporary dance and collaboration presenting an exhilarating blend of edgy, original, and entirely daring works.

Now in its seventh year, Bespoke promises to captivate audiences with a trio of dynamic performances crafted by acclaimed local and international choreographers.

Contributing their unique choreographic perspectives to this year’s Bespoke are the exceptionally talented Katina Olsen, Milena Sidorova, and Jack Lister.

Queensland Ballet Executive Director Craig Cathcart expressed excitement for the upcoming season.

“Bespoke continues to push the boundaries of contemporary dance and the development of new work. This year we collaborate with such exceptional choreographers and composers and promise to deliver an unforgettable experience for this 7th season,” he said.

Making her Queensland Ballet debut, Wakka Wakka and Kombumerri choreographer, Katina Olsen brings her extensive career, spanning from Bangarra Dance Theatre and the strength of her own independent choreographic career, Katina, collaborates with Southern Cross Soloists (SXS) commissioned composers Sean O’Boyle AM and Wakka Wakka composer and didgeridoo soloist Chris Williams along with SXS musicians to tell the powerful Queensland story of Aunty Maureen Williams.

Milena Sidorova, an award-winning Ukrainian-Dutch choreographer, and Young Creative Associate at the Dutch National Ballet, adds her own unique international flair to the line-up.

While, Australian choreographer and Associate Artistic Director of Australasian Dance Collective Jack Lister, acclaimed for his mainstage works for Queensland Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet, and Australasian Dance Collective, collaborates with composer Louis Frere-Harvey to create a new work for QB’s Jette Parker Young Artists.

“We invite audiences to join us on this exploration of artistic innovation and witness the power of new work that is sure to inspire, provoke, and delight,” Mr Cathcart said.

Bespoke is set to ignite the senses and redefine the expectations of contemporary dance, promising an unforgettable evening of artistic brilliance with Queensland Ballet.

Catch Bespoke at the Talbot Theatre, Thomas Dixon Centre, from 25 July – 3 August 2024. For more information and to secure your tickets, click here.

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