The classic story of a Roman slave’s fight for freedom will be recounted by the world’s premier ballet companies and screened free at Munro Martin Parkland tomorrow evening (6 July).
Cairns fans can experience the Bolshoi Ballet’s spectacular production of Spartacus which will be live-streamed direct from Queensland Performance Arts Centre in Brisbane from the comfort of picnic rugs and your favourite camping chair.
The simulcast includes exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews prior to the performance.
Long considered the company’s signature ballet, Spartacus is being screened as part of the QPAC International Series 2019, with music performed by Queensland Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Pavel Sorokin.
Cairns Mayor Bob Manning said Cairns was one of a select number of regional centres to have been afforded the opportunity to live stream this performance.
“For people living in regional areas, it can be difficult to gain access to such world class events, but with our new entertainment precinct and through the strength of our partnership with QPAC, we hope to provide the community with many more opportunities of this kind,” Cr Manning said.
“This simulcast event also captures the underlying vision we had for our entertainment precinct – to create a place, including CPAC and the Munro Martin Parklands, where the people of this city could enjoy performing arts, festivals and gatherings.
“Hosting this event at MMP means that it can be enjoyed by the largest audience possible, and what could be more indicative of our tropical lifestyle than having families come into this venue and enjoy this dynamic performance from the comfort of a picnic rug or a chair.”
Date: Saturday 6 July, 2019
Gates open: 5:00pm
Duration: 3 hours and 20 minutes (includes two intervals)
Cost: Free, no ticket required.
Venue: Munro Martin Parklands
Patrons are encouraged to bring rugs or low set chairs and a picnic (no BYO alcohol). A licensed bar and food vendors will be on site.