Bal­let an ir­re­sistible Cuban cock­tail

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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 thearts­cen­ for de­tails.

will visit the Gold Coast for the first time in July.

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