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  • Tamara Sheward

    TropicNow writer

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    Royal Ballet leaping into Cairns for world-first performance


    Ballet buffs, we have some en pointe news for you: for the first time ever, England’s Royal Ballet is coming to Cairns!

    The acclaimed ballet company, heading to Australia for the first time 15 years, will be performing  a one-night-only Gala Performance at Munro Martin Parklands on July 12.

    Part of the QPAC International Series, which aims at bringing the world’s best performers to regional Queensland, the event will feature around 15 of The Royal Ballet company’s dancers, who will perform a special series of short solo and pas de deux works, including moments from Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet, Le Corsaire and Don Quixote.

    The dancers will be accompanied on stage by four musicians: two pianists from The Royal Ballet and a violinist and cellist.

    The evening will also feature performances by QPAC’s 2017 International Series We All Dance participants and NAISDA (National Aboriginal Islander Skills Development Association) Dance College students.

    Cairns mayor Bob Manning, said he was delighted The Royal Ballet would perform at the Munro Martin Parklands.

    “We feel this beautiful venue will provide the ideal backdrop for this special outdoor performance,” he said.

    Tickets are on sale now here or by calling 1300 855 835.