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...

Petrouchka, following the Michel Fokine choreography, explores themes of freedom, love and tragedy, expressed poignantly by the company, and was the perfect way to end the evening on a high. A coat, donated by the Royal New Zealand Ballet to Te Papa Tongarewa, the Museum of New Zealand, was...

With the Royal New Zealand Ballet gearing up to three premières this month in Made to Move—Wellington gets the first glimpse of these on February 27—award-winning Venezuelan choreographer Javier de Frutos has arrived to work with the company on his piece, The Anatomy of a Passing...

Ross Brown There was one face missing at the opening night of the Royal New Zealand Ballet's TelstraClear Season of Giselle: that of the late David Carson-Parker. Mr Carson-Parker, a big supporter of the arts, was a familiar face to many Wellingtonians over the years, and I found myself...

Francesco Ventriglia has created an epic, full-length production for the Royal New Zealand Ballet, with Oscar-winning costume designer James Acheson part of his 'dream team' by Lucire staff/July 6, 2017/21.15 Ross Brown The most anticipated ballet of the year in New Zealand, the Royal New...

Evan Li Royal New Zealand Ballet Top Mayu Tanigaito and Kohei Iwamoto as Kitri and Basilio. Above A Barcelona town square scene as pictured in the programme. It's always a pleasure to kick off a Royal New Zealand Ballet season on a high. Don Quixote, which opened at the St James in...

08 Ross Brown The Royal New Zealand Ballet released more news about its much-anticipated première this year of The Wizard of Oz, conceived by its artistic director Francesco Ventriglia. Based on the 1900 novel by L. Frank Baum, the ballet will be in two acts and will stay true to the...

Ross Brown Above: The Royal New Zealand Ballet's Abigail Boyle. The Royal New Zealand Ballet has announced its 2018 programme, under new artistic director Patricia Barker, with four notable highlights. The Piano: the Ballet is a full-length work based on Jane Campion's award-winning film,...

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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