The show must go on — except during an international health crisis.
- The coronavirus pandemic forced Queensland Ballet to cancel its 60-year gala last year
- Dancers trained at home during the height of the pandemic, and will be back on stage this month
- The gala will revisit the most memorable performances in the company’s history
Queensland Ballet was just days from raising the curtain on its 60th anniversary gala last March when coronavirus sent the company and its dancers into lockdown.
“Everybody was so looking forward to celebrating this great milestone moment, and suddenly COVID hit,” said artistic director Li Cunxin.
“Psychologically, physically, [the dancers] were so ready to go, and suddenly they said, ‘You can’t do it, and…