The comic ballet Coppélia is next on the Royal New Zealand Ballet's programme, opening in Wellington on April 17. This 21st century version, staged by RNZB ballet master Martin Vedel, is unique, with the presentation sharpened up while retaining its core messages of love, devotion and...

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...

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...

51 Stephen A'Court Every opportunity to see the Royal New Zealand Ballet's Giselle is a renewed pleasure. First performed in 2012, and garnering a great review from this publication for its outstanding choreography and production. Conceived in Wellington four years ago by then RNZB...

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...

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...

Three years in the planning, the Royal New Zealand Ballet's Salute: Remembering WW1 commemorated the Great War in a memorable, respectful, and meaningful way, with a mixed programme that saw two world premières tonight. Gareth Farr's specially commissioned score for Andrew Simmons' Dear...

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...

It is the Royal New Zealand Ballet's largest set, complete with bridges, multiple staircases, even a pole from which Puck slides down. Lord notes that her design 'includes particular structural, decorative and technical elements that exist only for this production, and have all been developed...

 

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