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...

October 29, 2011 Ross Brown The Sleeping Beauty has to be the most lavishly designed ballet that I've seen the Royal New Zealand Ballet perform in recent years. Unlike last year's The Nutcracker, this version of The Sleeping Beauty hasn't been cleverly transplanted into a 20th century...

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...

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...

Ross Brown The Royal New Zealand Ballet's Tower Season of Cinderella had a wonderful première in Wellington last night with Lucy Green in the title role, and Qi Huan as the Prince. Choreographer Christopher Hampson gave the ballet a magical quality, making it relevant for both...

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...

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...

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...

The Royal New Zealand Ballet's Speed of Light, kicking off the New Zealand Festival in Wellington on Friday night, comprised an enjoyable contemporary programme that showed the strength of this world-class company. The first programme put together by Francesco Ventriglia in his role as 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,...

 

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