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Find tulle and tragedy in The Australian Ballet's Swan Lake
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Find tulle and tragedy in The Australian Ballet’s Swan Lake

Despite the onslaught of dancing reality shows hitting screens, classical ballet continues to enamour audiences worldwide. The dance of frothy tulle and delicate grace has been around since the royal courts of the 15th century and to this day is a strong believer of its own traditions. The Australian Ballet is about to tour its production of the devastating romantic tragedy, Swan Lake. The performance has been commissioned especially to coincide with the company’s 50th anniversary celebrations. Within the show, choreographer Stephen Baynes has combined his talents with those of set and costume designer Hugh Colman to create an elaborate and fanciful version of the beloved fairytale. @ QPAC, February 22 to March 2 more

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DeepBlue at Brisbane Powerhouse
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DeepBlue brings string rock to Brisbane Powerhouse

Any preconceptions you have of a string orchestra will be shattered from the moment you take a seat at DeepBlue’s latest show Who Are You. Void of stiff seating arrangements and sheet music, a DeepBlue show instead fuses circus antics like stilt walking and rope jumping with intricate, fast-paced melodies. more

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SOAP The Show
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Discover the water-soaked wonder of SOAP

A fusion of modern circus, comedy, cabaret and bathtubs, it’s unlikely you’ve ever seen a show like SOAP before. Just another addition to this year’s impressive Brisbane Festival program, SOAP transforms a typical stage into a bathroom, providing its eight acrobats with a floor of tubs to use as props throughout the performance. The steamy production will also include some opera and a little romance, with a love story woven into the plot. Directed by Markus Pabst and Maximilian Rambaek, this will be the first time the German show will have been performed in Queensland. @ QPAC, September 18–22 more

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Capital dance
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Capital explores consumerism through dance

The term capitalism rarely conjures up images of fun and frivolity, but it is a subject that continues to stir endless debate. The performance Capital is one that will put a creative spin on the economic system, seeking to change minds and opinions on the subject, albeit through dance. The creation of a Slovenian dance troupe, Capital is an interactive performance that has made its way to Australia for the first time as a part of Brisbane Festival. The piece was created and is performed by Tina Dobaj Eer and Gregor Kamnikar, in collaboration with a few local guest performers and a live musician. @ QUT Kelvin Grove, September 19–22 more

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fifteen, brisbane festival
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Public dance Fifteen to cause a shift among commuters

The hour of the commuter can be a rough, hasty time – nine-to-fivers race towards public transport, tired from a long day or eager to get home for a comforting dinner. Interjecting this busy time of day with a spot of the unusual this week is public dance performance Fifteen. more

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home festival, brisbane
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Home Festival returns to Kangaroo Point this Saturday

After the July rain made a swamp out of Raymond Park delaying the original date, Home Festival returns to Kangaroo Point this weekend. A day to celebrate the meaning of home, community and Brisbane’s inner-city green spaces, Home Festival returns after its inaugural event last year. more


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nijinksy at qpac
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The Hamburg Ballet brings Nijinsky to QPAC

One of the most gifted male dancers of the 20th century, Russian ballet dancer and choreographer Vaslav Nijinsky was an inspiration to many. In honour of this enigmatic idol, founder and artistic director of The Hamburg Ballet John Neumeier has presented an annual tribute to Vaslav since 1975, with the latest production making its way to Brisbane. more

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Loco Maricon Amor at Metro Arts
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Life after death in Loco Maricon Amor

The relationship between Salvador Dali and Federico Garcia Lorca is a controversial topic amongst art circles, surrounded by rumours that have remained well after their deaths. Like star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet before them, Salvador and Federico were thought to have pursued a forbidden romance amidst the conservative society of early 20th century Spain. more