The Empire Theatre is encouraging lovers of the arts to take a chance on dance during the 2018 season. Beginning the year in February, with renowned Indigenous dance company Bangarra Dance Theatre, the Empire Theatre’s latest season offers many opportunities to attend high quality dance performances from a range of disciplines throughout the year without having to travel outside the region.

Continuing with Moscow Ballet La Classique’s The Nutcracker in April, the 2018 season of dance includes the highly acclaimed Queensland Ballet in June with its sensational interpretation of Swan Lake following a sell-out season in Brisbane in 2017.

Increasing the opportunity to enjoy high quality ballet this year is the Australian Ballet’s touring performance of classic story and comic ballet Coppélia,featuring exquisite costumes, incredible characters and amusing fun for the whole family.

For those whose interests lie in contemporary dance, Sydney Dance Company’s first visit to the Empire Theatre in July features ab [intra], a new dynamic work that showcases some of Australia’s best contemporary dancers.

For something a little different, Gold Coast based dance company The Farm bring Cockfight, described as a cross between television show The Office and a cage fight.

Cockfight is a game of comical one-upmanship that follows the desperation of needing to prove yourself versus the need to hold on to what you have got.

The Empire Theatre’s dance program is proudly supported by Dance Central.

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