Queensland Ballet's Cloudland at Cairns Civic Theatre
Queensland Ballet presents a magical look into the history and culture of one of our state's most celebrated entertainment venues this weekend.
Cloudland tells the story of one of Brisbane’s most iconic buildings, a ballroom that formed the focus of the city’s social life for the best part of half a century.
Countless romances blossomed under its spinning mirror balls.
Romantic, nostalgic, and humorous, Cloudland is based on stories of romance, friendship and war-time relationships from real‑life Queenslanders.
It tells the story of Christina, beginning in the ’40s, when she meets the love of her life at the venue.
Over the years, Christina’s destiny becomes intertwined with Cloudland – ultimately becoming a symbol of nostalgia and longing for the past after its clandestine demise in 1982.
With music performed live on stage by Sean O’Boyle and his fabulous band, Blackwood, the production gives an energetic and dynamic portrayal of life, love and dance in Brisbane from the 1940s to the 1980s.
Choreographed by François Klaus, this wonderfully entertaining ballet was a sell-out hit at the 2004 Brisbane Festival, and has since charmed audiences on a critically acclaimed tour to six cities across Germany and Switzerland.
Combining gorgeous costumes, sassy characters and some of the best ballet dancers you’ll see in Australia, Cloudland is a musical journey through the history of the Sunshine State.
>> Cloudland is at Cairns Civic Theatre on Friday from 7.30pm, and on Saturday from 1.30pm and 7.30pm. Tickets range from $24-$48 for general admission, or $65 for the show plus High Tea at The Sebel Cairns (further group discounts also available, see ticketLINK for details). Book now at ticketlink.com.au or 1300 855 835.
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Journey through history: Queensland Ballet's Cloudland.