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  LA BAYADERE - BRISBANE - JUNE 2009 WITH THE PARIS OPERA BALLET
 

After visiting Australia for the first time in 2007 with productions of Swan Lake and Jewels, the Paris Opera Ballet now makes its Brisbane debut at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre in June 2009. The Company, comprising 100 dancers and with The Queensland Orchestra, will present the Australian Premiere of Rudolf Nureyev's stunning production of La Bayadere.

One of the greatest and most spectacular staging's in the company's repertoire it showcases the magnificent ensemble, all members of which will travel to Australia for this premiere event, exclusive to Brisbane.

The magnificent Paris Opera Ballet, the world's largest, oldest and most influential ballet company, makes its Brisbane debut with an exclusive season of La Bayadère, one of its grandest and most spectacular stagings.

La Bayadère was the last work choreographed for the Paris Opera Ballet by Rudolf Nureyev who had been the company's Artistic Director from 1983 to 1989. During this period, he created many new works, revived classics and commissioned ground-breaking ballets by other artists. His glorious interpretation of La Bayadère was premiered in October 1992, just four months before his death and remains a lasting testament to his genius.

With The Queensland Orchestra and over one hundred dancers on stage, this will be far and away, the most spectacular ballet presentation Australia has ever seen.

Choreography: Rudolf Nureyev after Marius Petipa
Music: Ludwig Minkus arranged by John Lanchbery
Set Design: Ezio Frigerio
Costumes: Franca Squaraciapino

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