One of the most anticipated ballets from the Royal New Zealand Ballet, since news of it was announced in 2014, will première in Wellington on May 22. Salute, which comprises four dance works to mark the centenary of World War I, will tour Christchurch, Dunedin, Hamilton, Takapuna, Auckland and...

The Royal New Zealand Ballet's Andrea Tandy noted that Auckland audiences, who had seen Allegro prior to Wellington's for a change, gave the five productions a wonderful reception. In the first ballet of the five, Allegro Brillante, Murphy and Kohei Iwamoto led a small cast of 10 to...

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Top photo: Stephen A'Court; above: Ross Brown Since announcing he would be leaving the Royal New Zealand Ballet as its artistic director in November 2016, it became evident that Romeo & Juliet, the new ballet that had its world première in Wellington tonight, would be Francesco Ventriglia's...

287, with Balanchine répétiteuse Francia Russell coming to New Zealand for the first time to stage the work. RNZB artistic director Patricia Barker said, 'Dancing with Mozart displays the depth of talent in the Royal New Zealand Ballet with an array of virtuosic roles to showcase the dancers....

is so hard to entertain—but what about an Academy Award- and Palme d'Or-winning film as a ballet? The Piano is an inspired source material, and on the face of it the story is ideal for a ballet: a lead character who is mute, beautiful music, and a love triangle. The Royal New Zealand Ballet's...

Ross Brown The Royal New Zealand Ballet will have a function in early October launching its new TelstraClear season, but eagle-eyed ballet-goers will have noticed its next ballet, Giselle, already announced in the Cinderella programme. This new major production commences its run in...

Frank Baum, the ballet will be in two acts and will stay true to the source material. It began its life in Firenze in 2013 as a one-act ballet but was never performed. Ventriglia took the opportunity to re-create it for the Royal New Zealand Ballet, with the music of French pianist and...

Ross Brown/RNZB Above: Abigail Boyle as Ada in The Piano: the Ballet. Arguably the Royal New Zealand Ballet's most anticipated production of the year, The Piano: the Ballet, will have its world première in Wellington on February 23, presented in association with the New Zealand Festival...

on Tour returns with a 46-centre tour of New Zealand, with highlights from Flower Festival at Genzano, Ihi FrENZy, Through to You and Don Quixote. Choreographers Brendan Bradshaw and Catherine Eddy have created a new version of Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf, narrated by Te Radar. The Royal...

 

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