Ross Brown/RNZB The Royal New Zealand Ballet will perform A Christmas Carol for its final season in 2014, in a version created for Northern Ballet in the UK. Northern Ballet's master, Daniel de Andrade, is in New Zealand to stage the production. Based on the Charles Dickens story, the ballet...

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...

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...

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...

Royal New Zealand Ballet Evan Li/Royal New Zealand Ballet Top A publicity photograph from the Royal New Zealand Ballet for Coppélia, with Swanhilda, Franz and Coppélia. Above Kohei Iwamato as Franz and Lucy Green as Swanhilda from the première. The Royal New Zealand Ballet's Coppélia,...

With three years' planning, the Royal New Zealand Ballet will release its production of The Sleeping Beauty in October. The ballet features intricate choreography, distinctive costumes, and what the company describes as 'spectacular' sets. It is the RNZB's grandest production to date. Stella...

Ross Brown The Royal New Zealand Ballet opens its 2015 season in March with Don Quixote, marking its first production under the company's new artistic director Francesco Ventriglia. The sets and costumes have been conceived by former artistic director and designer Gary Harris, whose prior...

(Princess Aurora and her court) Two weeks ago I was lucky enough to attend the opening night of the Boston Ballet's Sleeping Beauty.If you don't normally go to the ballet or only go to The Nutcracker every few years you might ignore this post. But don't! I'm a bit biased. Sleeping Beauty...

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...

 

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