Queensland Ballet presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM at HOTA
WORDS: Amy Stalinescu PHOTOGRAPHY David Kelly - QLD Ballet
Queensland Ballet is set to captivate audiences across the state with Liam Scarlett’s whimsical interpretation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
After it charmed Brisbane audiences in 2016, the company will bring this timeless classic to the Home of the Arts (HOTA) on the Gold Coast presenting two performances across two days in February.
Queensland Ballet’s Artistic Director Li Cunxin AO said the company’s regional touring program is often a highlight of the year.
“As a Company, we are incredibly grateful to tour across Queensland annually and to have the opportunity to share world-class productions on the smaller stages across the state,” Mr Li said.
There is a strong appreciation for our art form in the regions and we are always warmly received, especially on the Gold Coast.
A Midsummer Night Dream has captured the hearts of many, young and old, in the centuries since it was written. Brimming with mischief and mayhem, Shakespeare fantastical masterpiece interweaves the magical realm of fairies and woodland creatures with the mortal world of unrequited lovers.
“Scarlett’s rendition of Shakespeare’s fantastical masterpiece is beautifully choreographed and visually stunning, interweaving the magical and mortal realms with sublime sets, costumes, and music,” Mr Li said.
The Queensland Ballet’s annual regional tour of Liam Scarlett’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream begins at HOTA from 24-25 February.
For more information and to secure your tickets, visit the HOTA website.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a co-production between Queensland Ballet and Royal New Zealand Ballet.
Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts in association with Queensland Ballet.