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Liam Scarlett to become Artistic Associate of Queensland Ballet in 2017

The new position for the English choreographer is in addition to his current role as The Royal Ballet’s Artist in Residence.

By Rose Slavin (Former Assistant Content Producer)

4 November 2016 at 3.40pm | 1 Comment

Liam Scarlett will join Queensland Ballet as Artistic Associate in 2017.  The appointment is in addition to his current role as Artist in Residence with The Royal Ballet.

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 Rawwhich 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 GretelThe Age of Anxiety and the three-act work Frankensteinbased 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.

By Rose Slavin (Former Assistant Content Producer)

4 November 2016 at 3.40pm

This article has been categorised Ballet and tagged announcement, Covent Garden, Dance, Liam Scarlett, Queensland Ballet, ROH, The Royal Ballet

This article has 1 comment

  1. Vicki Wilson responded on 5 November 2016 at 8:59pm Reply

    What a scoop for Queensland Ballet! Congratulations Li. Can't wait to see Raw next year here in Brisbane.

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