It takes an enormous effort to move a company of this scale from its home in
Moscow, across 14,000 kilometres to arrive safely within QPAC’s theatre walls.
Eight shipping containers carrying over 50 tonnes of freight spent two months at
sea transporting handcrafted tutu’s, make-up, costuming and props and around four
kilograms of rosin to ensure every dancer had a steady grip on stage.
The Bolshoi Ballet included 154 people, making it one of the biggest companies
ever to have performed at QPAC.