On their first ever visit to Australia, Teatro Alla Scala Ballet Company couldn’t have had a better showpiece than Rudolf Nureyev’s Don Quixote, long a favourite with Australian audiences ... Teatro Alla Scala Ballet Company are an exciting and dynamic company and Don Quixote is an exciting and dynamic production. Bravo to QPAC and their International Series which only keeps getting better and better.
QPAC International Series 2018
TEATRO ALLA SCALA BALLET COMPANY
7 to 18 November 2018
Italy’s celebrated Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company (La Scala Ballet) performs for the first time ever in Australia – and only in Brisbane – as part of the QPAC International Series.
Bringing their 110-strong company (including more than 75 dancers) to QPAC’s Lyric Theatre, La Scala Ballet will perform two iconic productions, both much-loved and stunning works of the classical repertoire – Rudolf Nureyev’s festive Don Quixote, and the haunting Giselle.
The dancers will undoubtedly bring a delightful mix of fun and bravura to their Brisbane performances of Don Quixote and they’ll be worth seeing.
Nicoletta Manni is a Kitri to savour ... there is steel in Manni’s arabesque, but it is her expansive upper body and highly articulate arms that frame the action.
In his Don Quixote, Nureyev reminds us that life is sweet and fun. This is a philosophy that Italy’s top ballet company not only understands but also embraces.