Grand Kyiv Ballet of Ukraine | Forest Song & Don Quixote

Grand Kyiv Ballet of Ukraine | Forest Song & Don Quixote

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Two Performances:

  • Saturday 10 June 2023, 7.30pm
  • Sunday 11 June 2023, 2pm

Two sensational performances. One magnificent evening of ballet

From the trauma and heartbreak of war in their country, to the major cities of USA and Europe.

Now to the stages of Australia…this is the Grand Kyiv Ballet of Ukraine.

The Grand Kyiv Ballet of Ukraine was formed in 2014 by the premier dancer of the National Opera of Ukraine, Alexander Stoyanov.

Act One – The Ukrainian showpiece…Forest Song

This legendary ballet has for more than 75 years remained the pride of Ukraine and a reflection of their cultural heritage.  Forest Song is a magical love story, full of mysticism, highlighting the conflict between the human world and nature. It tells a tale of love between a man Lukash, and a fantastical forest creature, Mavka. The fearless and brave Mavka longs for peace in her world, just as Ukraine longs for peace in her country today. The ballet is filled with intricate duets, fouettés and complex choreographic pieces. Forest Song will be performed for the first time ever in Australia.

Act Two – Don Quixote

Edited into one vibrant act, this flamboyant and festive Spanish ballet is a much-loved romantic comedy. It tells the story of a courageous but troubled man’s quest for love.

Gypsies, bullfighters, lavish costumes, breath-taking dancers, and an inspiring music score ensures that this is a…not-to-be-missed experience.

Make your experience complete and enjoy one of our delicious boxes.

Our boxes are available to pre-order online and limited boxes will be available to purchase pre-show, until sold out. To avoid disappointment, please pre-order.

Trio of Dips Box $11 (serves one)
Enjoy house made dips served with warmed naan bread

MECC Antipasto Boxes $15 (serves one)
Tantalise your taste buds with a selection of assorted cheeses, house made relish, gourmet danish salami, water crackers and seasonal fresh and dried fruits

Pre-order cut-off:
Boxes only available to pre-order up to 10am the day prior to event.  If event is on a weekend pre-orders close at 10am the Friday prior.

Buy at the event:
Limited boxes will be available to purchase at the event from the retail café until sold out.

Collection at the event: 
Boxes will be available for collection from the retail café 60 minutes prior to event, food can be taken into the Auditorium.

Saturday 10 June 2023, 7.30pm Food Boxes

Sunday 11 June 2023, 2pm Food Boxes

Retail Café and Candy Bar - Join us 60 minutes prior to show and at interval (if applicable), we offer drinks, delicious food, and candy options.

Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre aims to ensure our venues and performances are welcoming and accessible. If you have any questions about access requirements, please contact the Box Office before purchasing tickets.


Wheelchair Access
Wheelchair seats/spaces are available for all events. These seats/spaces can be booked by contacting our Box Office on (07) 4961 9777.
All levels of the MECC carpark are fully wheelchair accessible.

Hearing Receivers are available in the Auditorium and a Hearing Loop is available in the Plenary Halls. To access this equipment simply enquire at the Box Office prior to event. Please contact the Box Office (07) 4961 9777 or visit us in person for more information.

Companion Cards
Companion Card holders are entitled to a complimentary companion ticket to all performances. The cardholder must provide their Companion Card details when making bookings and present the valid ID card to receive their ticket/s from the Box Office. To access this program, please contact the box office on (07) 4961 9777 or visit us in person.

Purchase Tickets

10 June, 2023 – 11 June, 2023
MECC Auditorium
$108 Adult
$98 Friend/MECC Member $98 Concession
$98 Pensioner
$88 Students (Highschool/Tertiary)
$68 Child U18
$98 Group 8+

$2.80 Phone Administration Fee

Tickets will be issued in a digital, PDF format and will be sent by email to the ticket purchaser, not to each individual.