Founded in 2019 by Emrys Goldsworthy as a choreographic project with four dancers, Brisbane Ballet evolved into becoming a professional ballet company with seven dancers. Their first public performance, Entropy, was staged at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, Brisbane. This triple bill was comprised of the pieces Isolation, Entropy and Equilibrium, all choreographed by Emrys Goldsworthy.
In 2020, Brisbane Ballet started rehearsing 2 distinct shows, Four Seasons and Dichotomy. These were to be Brisbane Ballet’s second season works, but the Coronavirus Pandemic shutdown all local businesses including Brisbane Ballet and they had to cancel all their shows.
3 months later, Brisbane Ballet returned to classes and rehearsals after the lockdown had been lifted. They started on Emrys’ new work called Mixtape 88 with music from the 1980s. This was premiered in October, 2020.
Following from the success of Mixtape 88, Brisbane Ballet reformed the show Dichotomy. This double bill of In Flux and Spectrum was choreographed and staged in record time for the company and was premiered in December of 2020.
After rave reviews of Dichotomy, Brisbane Ballet will restage this double bill at the Queensland Multicultural Centre with some choreographic revisions and changes to staging.