QPAC International Series 2016 | Exclusive to Brisbane

Hailed by audiences and critics for its entrancing choreography and stunning beauty, France’s Ballet Preljocaj’s contemporary retelling of Snow White makes its Australian debut as the next instalment of the QPAC International Series.

This lush, full-length story ballet by French choreographer, Angelin Preljocaj, features massive sets, the magnificent excess of Gustav Mahler's symphonies performed by the Queensland Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Johannes Fritzsch, and an all-star roster of French artists including set design by Thierry Leproust, and costumes by legendary Haute Couture designer Jean Paul Gaultier.

Preljocaj conjures imagery from the original Brothers Grimm fairy tale of 1812 – set around the innocence of a character with ‘skin as white as snow, lips as red as blood, and hair as black as ebony’ pitted against the envy, deceit and obsession of her stepmother Queen – a story that has since inspired countless pop-culture interpretations for film, television, music, and dance.

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who in this land is the fairest of all?

Choreographer: Angelin Preljocaj
Music composition: Gustav Mahler, 79D
Music performed by: Queensland Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Johannes Fritzsch
Costumes: Jean Paul Gaultier
Set design: Thierry Leproust



Heighten your experience of Ballet Preljocaj's Snow White and engage with the concepts, themes, and creative processes relating to the production with QPAC's multilayered program of events.

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  • Warning:

    Recommended for ages 12 years and older. One scene contains partial nudity.

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Presented by QPAC in association with Brisbane Festival

Pricing Guide

Premium Admission $149
A-Reserve Adult $139 Concession^ $129
B-Reserve Adult $99 Concession^ $89
C-Reserve Admission $69

^Pensioners, Seniors, Full-time Students

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  • Snow White Backstage Tours

    Look behind the curtain and see what it takes to deliver the magic and elegance of a contemporary ballet from one of the world’s finest companies.

    From wardrobe to lighting, to under stage and rehearsal rooms, this tour provides an insight into what it takes to deliver a contemporary retelling of a fairy tale ballet at QPAC’s Lyric Theatre.

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  • Ballet Preljocaj Masterclass

    Visiting artists to QPAC are always encouraged to connect with our Queensland communities and there’s no better example than this masterclass opportunity. Selected artists from Ballet Preljocaj will host a masterclass for Professional, Aspiring Professional and Student dancers with a minimum ‘Advanced’ level of training and help inspire the next generation of world class dancers.

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Jean Paul Gaultier
Costume Designer

Angelin Preljocaj

Thierry Leproust
Set Designer