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The Australian Ballet – The Happy Prince | QPAC | 25 February, 2020

25 February, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until 29 February, 2020

The Australian Ballet - The Happy Prince

Oscar Wilde’s lyrical story of a statue who gives his all to help humanity is full of poetic beauty, heartbreak, sly humour and sharp social commentary. In The Happy PrinceGraeme Murphy, who created The Australian Ballet’s acclaimed modern interpretations of Swan Lake and The Nutcracker, turns his flair for transformative storytelling to Wilde’s moving tale.

The possibilities for dance in Wilde’s characters – the golden Prince, his loyal friend the Swallow, the seductive Reed, the pitiful Match Girl – will be fabulously realised in Murphy’s distinctive choreographic style.

The Happy Prince features a specially commissioned score from the renowned composer Christopher Gordon, who composed the scores for the films Mao’s Last Dancer, Ladies in Black and Master and Commander, alongside the work of award-winning artist and director Kim Carpenter, who adapted the story and created the colourful design for the ballet.

Playful and poignant, The Happy Prince will capture children’s imagination with its vivid spectacle and adults’ attention with its timely message: a kind heart shines brighter than gold.

Details

Date:
25 February, 2020
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://qpac.com.au/event/ab_happy_prince_20/

Organizer

The Australian Ballet
Email:
info@australianballet.com.au
Website:
https://australianballet.com.au/

Venue

QPAC
Corner Grey Street and Melbourne Street
South Bank, Queensland 4101 Australia
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