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...

Ross Brown Above Royal New Zealand Ballet Cinderella dancer Lucy Green. The Royal New Zealand Ballet's production of Cinderella, choreographed by Christopher Hampson, returns to seven centres from August 2 to September 9. It had last been performed in 2007 and toured China, and was the...

A coat, donated by the Royal New Zealand Ballet to Te Papa Tongarewa, the Museum of New Zealand, was remade from the original pattern, while the dancing bear costume also needed to be re-created after the earlier one was stolen. Producer Russell Kerr deservedly received a standing...

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...

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...

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,...

Berliner/ABImages It's probably our partiality toward James Bond films and not the horror genre that sees us mention Thursday night's première of Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Los Angeles. Bond girls Gemma Arterton and Famke Janssen were 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...

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...

 

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