Swan Lake simulcast draws more than 4000 viewers

MORE than 4000 Queenslanders took advantage of free live simulcast of the American Ballet Theatre's Swan Lake performance at the weekend.

Arts Minister Ian Walker, who was in Maryborough to watch the simulcast, said people from Mackay to Toowoomba had shown the romance of the lovely swan Odette struck a chord in ballet lovers across the state.

"We are delighted audiences in Bundaberg, Gladstone, Mackay, Maryborough, Rockhampton and Toowoomba proved there is an appetite for ballet in regional Queensland," he said.

"The simulcast was as good as it gets in terms of capturing the skill and elegance of the dancers, down to the smallest detail of the costumes.

"I will certainly be lining up for more simulcasts. My pleasure in the performance was enhanced by the enjoyment of those around me.

"There is nothing like being in an appreciative audience."

The American Ballet Theatre is performing in Brisbane as part of the QPAC International Series which is a joint initiative between Queensland Performing Arts Centre and Tourism and Events Queensland - APN Newsdesk.


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