The book is based on the life of Li Cunxin, now artistic director of Queensland Ballet. The ballet is also in the final stages of preparation for its Australian première of Kenneth MacMillan’s iconic production, Romeo and Juliet,a much celebrated work of 20th century dance. In the west, the next generation of talented choreographers, drawn from the ranks of West Australian Ballet’s own dancers, are creating a number of new works in Genesis, also opening this month.
Jack Thompson said at the Jackman Furness Foundation launch in Perth to support arts education in Australia recently, "The arts are the dew that wets the nest of the imagination and there is where our future will flourish." The MPA Arts Education network sees first hand the impact of arts ed on youthful minds and will be celebrating and interrogating it at a forum on 30 June to 1 July.
Enjoy the performing arts on offer this month—the scope and diversity is exhilarating.
Bethwyn Serow Executive Director
Australian Major Performing Arts Group
image: Paul Capsis in Little Bird (State Theatre Company South Australia)