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In 1935, Dmitri Shostakovich, one of the most celebrated composers of the 20th century, wrote an original score for a ballet called The Bright Stream.
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Bolshoi Ballet: The Bright Stream

Venue Lyric Theatre, QPAC, Brisbane
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Dates 7 to 9 Jun 2013

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In 1935, Dmitri Shostakovich, one of the most celebrated composers of the 20th century, wrote an original score for a ballet called The Bright Stream. Set on a farm it delighted audiences but did not find favour with the Soviet authorities, especially with Stalin who thought the subject of collective farming too serious for a light-hearted and joyful ballet. It was banned and not seen again until it was revived by the brilliant young choreographer Alexei Ratmansky, a former leading dancer and artistic director of the Bolshoi.

An overnight smash hit in Moscow and subsequently in London, New York and other capitals to which it has toured, it’s a comedic rural romp that incorporates dazzling Cossack and other ethnic dances as well as a side-splitting cross-dressing spoof of classical ballet, The Bright Stream will charm, delight and surprise Australian ballet lovers. And it too will be seen only in Brisbane.

“Alexei Ratmansky has managed to produce a work nothing short of a masterpiece.” - Dance Ballet Magazine, UK

Performed with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

Official VIP and Accommodation Packages at www.showbiz.com.au/bolshoi-ballet

QPAC AND EVENTS QUEENSLAND PRESENT
BOLSHOI BALLET
30 May – 9 June Lyric Theatre, QPAC

In 2013, QPAC will present two outstanding seasons from one of the world’s greatest ballet companies, the Bolshoi Ballet as part of QPAC’s International Series.

In 1935, Dmitri Shostakovich, one of the most celebrated composers of the 20th century, wrote an original score for a ballet called The Bright Stream. Set on a farm it delighted audiences but did not find favour with the Soviet authorities, especially with Stalin who thought the subject of collective farming too serious for a light-hearted and joyful ballet. It was banned and not seen again until it was revived by the brilliant young choreographer Alexei Ratmansky, a former leading dancer and artistic director of the Bolshoi.

Curriculum Connections
• Classical ballet
• Internationalism
• Canon text
• Literature and poetry
• Virtuoso performance

Suitability
Middle and Senior school students with an interest in Performing Arts (Dance/Music/Drama) and English

QPAC will enrich the Bolshoi Season with learning and engagement activities including conversations, participatory workshops and resources. A full program will be available by end January 2013.

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Your theatre experience begins long before curtain up with our premium Bolshoi Package.

After selecting your seats, simply select your chosen package.

Admission & Drink/Programme Package
From $104, available in all reserves on all performances

Your package includes:

  • Admission
  • Louis Roederer Champagne from the Bolshoi Champagne Bar
  • Bolshoi Programme

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6:34 PM - 11/06/2013
By Elizabeth Lever
A night to remember for the wonerful dancing and the outstanding music We were tranfixed by Shostakovichs score and how every movement in the Ballet was interwoven with the score.It carried you away to a place where all your worries were forgotten The .senses were controled all night by movement and sound I cannot praise the Bolshoi idances enough. Thank you QPAC for the Experience.. .
Just so Wonderful
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5:06 PM - 11/06/2013
By Jan Haywood Skelly
The brilliance of the Bolshoi Ballet just completely bowled me over. Those incredible dancers, those lovely costumes, and of course the Queensland Symphony Orchestra backing it up was almost too much to bear. Even collided with old friend Leo Schofield!.


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