Ballet an irresistible Cuban cocktail
Fidel Castro might say, the revolution cannot be stopped. After its world premiere tour of Australia in 2011, the international Cuban dance production Ballet Revolucion returns to our shores this year. The dance troupe will play in all five state mainland capitals and seven Queensland regional centres, including its first-ever visit to the Gold Coast. ‘‘So many great things have happened for the show since we had our world premiere in Australia two years ago,’’ Australian producer and Ballet Revolucion creator Mark Brady says. ‘‘We have toured to many countries around the world and had the amazing honour of being invited to perform in the presence of Queen Elizabeth for the Royal Variety Concert.’’ Ballet Revolucion features a mix of classical and contemporary dancers performing to the infectious rhythms of Latin America with a soundtrack of hits from Ricky Martin, Usher, Shakira, Beyonce, Enrique Iglesias, Prince and Chris Brown, among others. It returns to Australia after sold-out seasons in London, Paris, Zurich and Berlin in 2012. The show’s 20 dancers trained at the most prestigious dance institutions in Cuba. Ballet Revolucion is one of 13 worldrenowned productions – encompassing physical theatre, opera, circus, comedy, dance, drama and orchestral music – bound for the Arts Centre this year as part of its subscription season. Famed New Zealand soprano Dame Kiri Te Kanawa opens the season with a highly anticipated recital on March 11, followed by DanceNorth artistic director Raewyn Hill’s latest creation, Triple Bill (March 20), and ARIA Award-winning a cappella group The Idea of North’s Music From the Movies (March 23).
plays The Arts Centre Gold Coast on July 3 and July 6. Visit theartscentregc.com.au for details.
will visit the Gold Coast for the first time in July.