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Telstra Ballet in the Gardens

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by Debra Lidster (subscribe)
Debra, a stay-at-home mum of three, loves experiencing and sharing all that Brisbane has to offer; especially southside secrets.
Wouldn't it be wonderfully sophisticated to recline on a blanket under the stars, listening to beautiful music while watching some of the finest ballet in Australia?

The Merry Widow

Well you can. For free. Telstra Ballet in the Gardens presents The Australian Ballet (with the Queensland Ballet) on Saturday, November 5, 2011. This pre-eminent performance will take place at the Riverstage in the City Botanic Gardens. The evening's program will feature some of the best-loved pas de deuxs (dance duets) from The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Don Quixote and more.

This will be The Australian Ballet's first and only visit to Queensland this year. David McAllister, artistic director of The Australian Ballet, commented "We're thrilled to return to Brisbane after all Queensland has been through, and provide a night of escape and entertainment."

No tickets are required for this all-ages free event. However, once venue is at its capacity, the gates will be closed. Gates open at 4 pm for the 6:30 pm performance.

No alcohol, bottles, cans, Eskies, recording equipment or chairs can be taken into the venue. Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase though.

In case of inclement weather, Telstra Ballet in the Gardens may be cancelled. Check The Australian Ballet website at 3pm on Saturday, November 5 for updates.
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Why? It's wonderfully sophisticated
When: Saturday, November 5, 2011
Where: Riverstage, Brisbane Botanic Gardens
Cost: Free
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I took my wife to see this last night. It was magnificent. Down on the left of the stage right at the front was a group of about 30 young children had gathered - mostly aged between 3 and 6. They would imitate the ballet performance. They were such a delight to watch. As soon as a leap or jump or a series of pirouettes were executed off they would all go tearing across the grass trying to do the same. I do hope the real dancers caught a glimpse of it. It was such a joyful spontaneous moment for these little ones.
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