4 November 2016 at 3.40pm | 1 Comment
Last Season, Scarlett created a new production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream for the Australian ballet company, which proved a popular hit with Brisbane audiences. Queensland Ballet subsequently made moves to welcome the English choreographer into its artistic team.
‘He is an original thinker, a wonderful collaborator, an innovator and a storyteller who creates incredible ballets that transport the audience to other worlds’, says Queensland Ballet’s Artistic Director Li Cunxin. Scarlett will return to Brisbane in March 2017 for the Company’s mixed programme Raw, which will include his acclaimed ballet No Man’s Land, created in 2014 for English National Ballet.
Scarlett trained at The Royal Ballet School and went on to dance with The Royal Ballet, retiring as a dancer in the 2012/13 Season to focus on his choreographic career. He was soon after made the Company’s first Artist in Residence, and his many works since for The Royal Ballet have included Hansel and Gretel, The Age of Anxiety and the three-act work Frankenstein, based on Mary Shelley’s Gothic novel.
Liam Scarlett is creating a new work for The Royal Ballet to be performed in May 2017 as part of a mixed programme including The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude, Tarantella and Strapless. Tickets will be go on general sale on 28 March 2017.
The new work by Liam Scarlett is given with generous philanthropic support from Simon and Virginia Robertson and the New Scarlett Production Syndicate.