Students Have Two Opportunities To Engage With The World Leading Teatro Alla Scala Ballet Company This November

Students Have Two Opportunities To Engage With The World Leading Teatro Alla Scala Ballet Company This NovemberQueensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) today released tickets for The Student Movement as part of its 2018 QPAC International Series program.

On Tuesday 6 November and Tuesday 13 November upper primary, secondary and tertiary dance, theatre, music, fashion, design and arts students* from across Australia can access a rare inside look at Italy's Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company and its Brisbane exclusive productions of Don Quixote and Giselle.

For a very accessible $25 per ticket, The Student Movement comprises three elements: access to QPAC's Lyric Theatre for the dress rehearsal of Don Quixote (6 November) or Giselle (13 November), a pre-performance talk and a copy of the Official Program.

In a pre-performance conversation in QPAC's Playhouse, arts legend Leo Schofield AM and QPAC Scholar in Residence Professor Judith McLean will discuss the rich history behind the world renowned Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company during its first ever visit to Australia in its 240-year history and offer insights into the productions.

After learning about the powerful global influence of Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company and its renowned artists, students will move into QPAC's Lyric Theatre to witness the Company's first full dress rehearsal - an important part of the creative process not normally open to the public.

Students will also receive a copy of the Official Program for the 2018 QPAC International Series, an in-depth tool featuring rich content commissioned and created for the Company's Australian premiere season only in Brisbane and valued at $29.

Minister for the Arts Leeanne Enoch commended QPAC for offering students unique experiences to engage with Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company.

"This is a rare chance for students pursuing a range of creative professions to gain first-hand knowledge about one of the oldest and most prestigious ballet companies in the world," Minister Enoch said.

"The Student Movement is an important element of QPAC's International Series, helping to foster professional development in the arts and nurturing the next generation of Queensland's creative sector.

"The Queensland Government supports the QPAC International Series to bring the world's most recognised performance companies exclusively to Queensland. Since 2009, it has reached a collective audience of more than 140,000 people and contributed over $20 million to the Queensland economy," she said.

QPAC Chief Executive John Kotzas said the QPAC International Series program reached beyond the performances on stage and provided rich opportunities for all audiences to engage with, learn from and celebrate the arts and culture that our international guests represented.

"A great amount of effort goes into bringing the world renowned Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company a long way from home to take up residence at QPAC for a number of weeks, so it's very important we provide every possible opportunity to connect with our audiences and communities," said Mr Kotzas.

"QPAC acknowledges that price can be a barrier for students attending performances, so The Student Movement removes that barrier, providing a valuable learning opportunity for students to engage with this remarkable company up close."

The Student Movement tickets go on sale to Australian students* on Monday 14 May 2018. General tickets to Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company's Don Quixote and Giselle are on sale now via or call 136 246.

The Queensland Government, via Tourism and Events Queensland, is proud to support the 2018 QPAC International Series which features on the It's Live! in Queensland events calendar.

The 2018 QPAC International Series is also supported by Principal Partner Minter Ellison.

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