weekend is thrilled to bring you a first this week, an exclusive opportunity to see the cast of Cirque du Soleil out and about in the Queensland capital. Photographing the troupe outside the big top has only been done in a few cities around the world, and planning for the Brisbane reveal began in January. Locations were considered, cast members chosen and the big guy upstairs put on notice to give us sunshine. Cirque’s latest show Totem, which opens in Brisbane on Friday, explores the theme of evolution and it’s a particularly neat fit for Qweekend as the show’s costume designer, Kym Barrett, is not only Brisbane-born and raised but she graced the cover of our launch issue back in 2005. Barrett, whom we named as one to watch a decade ago, now lives in Los Angeles and her career trajectory has been every bit as spectacular as the sumptuous costumes she creates.
Kylie Lang on Sunday, tomorrow in The Sunday Mail