By Yujin Luo
The QPAC (Queensland Performing Arts Centre) International Series is a way to engage in creative, cultural, intellectual exchange events that picture the multiculturalism that make up contemporary Australia.
In 2020, the QPAC International Series will exclusively welcome back the world-famous dance company that kicked the series off in 2009, the Paris Opera Ballet.
This time Queenslanders will have the great opportunity to connect with Paris Opera Ballet’s exclusive. The company is regarded as one of the most preeminent ballet group in the world today.
They will present an Opening Gala, ahead of Rudolf Nureyev’s signature Swan Lake and a mixed bill of contemporary works in Parisienne Soirée. Activities for the audience including conversations, exhibitions, community participation projects will also take place.
It had been 10 years since Paris Opera Ballet appeared at the beginning of QPAC International Series in 2009. “This season has been a long time coming, but worth the wait. We will present an extensive program on and off the stage that showcases the remarkable depth of the prestigious Paris Opera Ballet and engages audiences in the very best of French culture,” QPAC Chief Executive Mr John Kotzas said.
Moreover, Minister for the Arts Leeanne Enoch said it was fantastic to have the iconic company back in Queensland for exclusive performances from 1 to 19 July 2020.
According to the minister of Tourism Industry Development Kate Jones, the QPAC International Series has attracted the world’s finest companies to perform exclusively in Brisbane since 2009, contributing nearly $33 million to our tourism economy. Yet, It would pump $5 million into Queensland’ s economy through the return of Paris Opera Ballet for an exclusive season.