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...

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...

A Midsummer Night's Dream is not just a Royal New Zealand Ballet première, it's a world première—so if you're looking for a ballet event to attend in mid-August, this should be the one on your calendar. Created by Liam Scarlett, ballet's fast-rising star who is now one of the most sought-after...

29 The Royal New Zealand Ballet kicks off 2016 with Speed of Light, a mixed bill of three works, to feature at the New Zealand Festival and the Auckland Arts' Festival, before touring the South Island. It marks the first programme put together by Francesco Ventriglia since he joined the...

RNZB artistic director Patricia Barker said in a release, 'This country offers countless visual and artistic riches and I'm pleased that the Royal New Zealand Ballet will continue to embody the elegance, grandeur and strength that define New Zealand's landscapes in this work.' Rebecca Tansley...

The Royal New Zealand Ballet premièred four new works tonight at the State Opera House, marking 125 years of women's suffrage in New Zealand, the first country where women won the right to vote. Introduced by artistic director Patricia Barker, who had personal connections with each of the...

pieces having their world première in Wellington will also be seen abroad, with the Royal Ballet hosting the RNZB in November 2015 at the Royal Opera House. Leeds, Canterbury and Roma are on the list of stops for the tour, Francesco Ventriglia, the Royal New Zealand Ballet's artistic director...

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...

Stephen A'Court Top: Dancers representing the Antarctic near the beginning of The Last Dance. Centre: Katherine Minor and Fabio Lo Guidice in Petite Mort. Above: Tristan Gross and Massimo Margaria in Sechs Tänze. The Royal New Zealand Ballet's Dancing with Mozart had its première in a...

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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