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UQ is headed to the Gold Coast for a special night under the stars at HOTA, Home of the Arts.
Join us for a lakeside alumni reception before taking in a spectacular 1960s-inspired Queensland Ballet moonlight performance on the outdoor stage.

The performance will feature a Q&A with Li Cunxin, Artistic Director of Queensland Ballet and author of bestselling memoir Mao's Last Dancer.

Reception will be hosted by Julieanne Alroe, Chair of Queensland Ballet and UQ Senate member (Bachelor of Economics, '75), and include a welcome from Anna Carroll, Director of Operations and Transformations, HOTA, (Master of Public Administration '00).

This is a family-friendly, all-ages event – we look forward to seeing you there.

Event details

Date:     Saturday 12 November 2022
Time:    Reception 5:15–6:15pm
               Q&A and performances 6:30–8:50pm
Venue:  HOTA Central, 135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise
Cost:     $60 reception, Q&A and ballet ($30 for reception only)*
               See full inclusions below


Ticket options

Reception, Q&A and ballet ticket ($60)

  • One-hour alumni reception with drinks and canapés on the HOTA Lakeside Room terrace,
  • over 2 hours of entertainment from Queensland Ballet on the outdoor stage, including Q&A with Li Cunxin and a ballet double-bill. Full details via HOTA,
  • reserved forecourt seating (B-reserve).

Reception only ticket ($30)

*Tickets will be refunded in full if event is cancelled due to heavy rain. Event will proceed in light rain.



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$60 reception, Q&A and ballet ($30 for reception only)*
See full inclusions in event description.


HOTA, Home of the Arts, 135 Bundall Rd, Surfers Paradise