Queensland Ballet at Spicers Tamarind Retreat

Romeo and Juliet + Cinderella

The unique rainforest setting of Spicers Tamarind in Maleny, a stunning location in its own right, will take on a new light when the Artists of Queensland Ballet bring their beautiful artform to the retreat. Ballet at Spicers Tamarind gives guests a unique opportunity to experience Queensland Ballet dancers perform some exquisite excerpts from the Company’s extensive repertoire, together with exclusive behind-the-scenes preparations, class and rehearsals, guided by Artistic Director Li Cunxin. Join us for a weekend of decadence, embracing the beauty and passion of romantic ballet masterpieces alongside award-winning gourmet dining at Asian inspired One Chef Hat Restaurant, The Tamarind, while experiencing the relaxed luxury that Spicers Retreats is known for.

The Platinum Package is a two-night experience, with an exclusive behind-the-scenes glimpse into the workings of Queensland Ballet. Commencing with a coaching masterclass led by, husband and wife duo, Artistic Director Li Cunxin and Ballet Mistress Mary Li. Guests will see the dancers craft their movement in preparation for performance. Following the rehearsal join Li, Mary and the dancers for an intimate dinner on stage, followed by a night of rest in one of the retreats luxury villas.

On Sunday Li Cunxin will guide the dancers through their warm-up and rehearsal; an essential component of their daily preparation. Enjoy a delicious five-course degustation menu served throughout the afternoon, while the dancers take to the stage with a series of stunning pas de deux’s from some of ballet’s most romantic works, including the grand pas de deux from Romeo and Juliet and Cinderella, each introduced with insights from Li Cunxin.

Package Overview

Exclusive weekend experience with all gourmet meals, luxury accommodation, intimate ballet experiences and first-hand interaction with Li Cunxin and Mary Li from Queensland Ballet.

Itinerary – Day One – Friday

Welcome soiree with retreat General Manager from 5pm
3 course dinner at The Tamarind
Night cap by the fire pit underneath the stars

Day Two – Saturday

A la carte breakfast
Free time before lunch*
A la carte lunch or picnic lunch
Li Cunxin & Mary Li plus two dancers arrive, warm-up and short rehearsal on stage
Masterclass led by Li & Mary
– Dancers warm up as Li shares insights on Queensland Ballet
– Rehearsal of a Pas de Deux with coaching insights from Li Cunxin & Mary Li
Intimate Q&A opportunity with Li, Mary and dancers
Pre-dinner Champagne & Canapes
Dinner will be a unique experience with a 5-course degustation menu & matching wines held on stage

Day Three – Sunday

Breakfast will be a relaxed opportunity to interact with Li, Mary and dancers
Observe Li Cunxin guide six dancers in their warm up class prior to performance
Lunch – 5 course degustation menu interspersed with three 10 min pas de deux performances
Dessert with Li, Mary and dancers to conclude the weekend
Farewell by retreat General Manager and Queensland Ballet

Guests can choose to add on a third night.

From $2,405 per person twin share (price will vary based on room type selected)

To purchase tickets call Spicers Retreats on 13 77 42 (during business hours)

** Add on activity choices for Spicers Tamarind**
Spa treatment at Spa Anise | Complimentary market garden tour | Walk to Gardener Falls


Terms & Conditions: Event will go on sale to the public on the 28th of March 2018, a pre-sale waitlist is available for interested parties to register. Subject to very limited availability. Pricing will vary depending on room type chosen and/or available. Prices are twin share and quad share villas are available. Package must be paid in full at time of booking. Packages are non-refundable and can be transferred to another person for the same event. The event will proceed regardless of weather. Package, inclusions and ticket numbers are subject to change.

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