Repertoire workshop with Li Cunxin
Queensland Ballet Artistic Director, Li Cunxin will lead a Ghost Dances repertoire workshop as part of a unique Professional Development Experience for teachers on Monday 20 March.
One of the most celebrated contemporary ballets of its generation, Christopher Bruce’s Ghost Dances will be staged as part of Queensland Ballet’s Raw season, alongside works by Liam Scarlett and Greg Horsman.
Ghost Dances is a staple of Queensland senior dance classrooms, exploring stories of love and compassion as death – in the form of the iconic ‘ghosts’ – interrupts the daily lives of ordinary people. The renowned piece provides teachers with a platform to explore the practice of contemporary dance and its capacity to communicate viewpoints within social, political and cultural contexts.
Teachers will have the rare opportunity to participate in a practical repertoire workshop with Li Cunxin, who performed Ghost Dances with Houston Ballet.
The Professional Development Experience also features a Q&A session with a panel of Queensland Ballet artists and creatives exploring:
- the impact of cultural backgrounds on the communication of a choreographer’s viewpoint
- how the elements of dance, structuring devices and production elements, and dancers’ use of technical and expressive skills can assist in communicating social, political and cultural viewpoints.
Monday 20 March
Sign in 3.30pm – 4pm
Ballet class warm-up 4pm – 4.30pm
Repertoire workshop 4.30pm – 5.30pm
Q&A 5.30pm – 6pm
Thomas Dixon Centre
Cnr Drake St & Montague Rd, West End
Full Experience $55 (Inc. GST)
Q&A Session Only $15 (Inc. GST)