On the move: latest sector appointments

ArtsHub’s weekly round-up of Australian arts sector appointments and departures.

After 11 years at the helm, Queensland Ballet Artistic Director, Li Cunxin AO has announced his plans to retire due to ill health.

Li has been troubled by serious health concerns since 2022 and is having to step away to prioritise his recovery. He will retire from the company at the conclusion of the 2023 season.

Queensland Ballet Chair, Brett Clark (who replaced outgoing Chair Julieanne Alroe at the company’s AGM earlier this month) announced the news on Tuesday 20 June.

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts