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Ethan Stiefel’s quintessential Romantic ballet returns to the Royal New Zealand Ballet

July 12, 2016

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Lucy Green as Giselle in Giselle - credit Bill Cooper

Ethan Stiefel’s quintessential Romantic ballet returns to the Royal New Zealand Ballet The Royal New Zealand Ballet’s internationally acclaimed classic production of Giselle, created in Wellington by ballet superstars Ethan Stiefel and Johan Kobborg, returns to New Zealand this August and September for a seven centre tour. The quintessential Romantic ballet has become a signature […]

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Royal New Zealand Ballet kicks off UK & Italy tour in Scotland tomorrow

October 27, 2015

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Royal New Zealand Ballet kicks off UK & Italy tour in Scotland tomorrow   The Royal New Zealand Ballet will open a major international tour in Scotland tomorrow (8.30am NZ time).  The eight centre tour will see the company perform in leading venues in the UK and Italy, including, for the first time, the Royal […]

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Prix de Lausanne | 43rd annual international competition for young dancers February 2nd to 7th, 2015, at Beaulieu Theatre, in Lausanne

January 28, 2015

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Prix de Lausanne | 43rd annual international competition for young dancers February 2nd to 7th, 2015, at Beaulieu Theatre, in Lausanne A total of 67 candidates, representing 18 nationalities, have been selected out of 300 applicants to participate in the annual week-long competition in Lausanne. After the selections taking place on Friday, February 6th in […]

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The Royal New Zealand Ballet brings Coppélia to life

March 14, 2014

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The Royal New Zealand Ballet brings Coppélia to life   Prepare to be captivated, when the curtain rises on Coppélia next month, this much-loved comic ballet will capture the hearts of the whole family. Hilarity ensues when a beautiful life-sized automaton is mistaken for a real girl, but rest assured true love is at the […]

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RNZB Artistic Director to leave after three outstanding years

March 4, 2014

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RNZB Artistic Director to leave after three outstanding years   After three outstanding years as Artistic Director of the Royal New Zealand Ballet, Ethan Stiefel has decided not to extend his contract with the national ballet company. He will return to the USA at the beginning of September to pursue new opportunities in his homeland. […]

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Cupcakes and Conversation with Qi Huan, the Royal New Zealand Ballet

January 29, 2014

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Qi Huan in Final Dress - one of three short ballets in NYC

Cupcakes and Conversation with Qi Huan, the Royal New Zealand Ballet  What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? When I wake up in the mornings, I don’t usually think too much. I just quickly wash up, get something to eat and go to work! If ballet chose you, as many dancers say […]

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Royal New Zealand Ballet gives Peter and the Wolf a kiwi twist

November 13, 2013

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Royal New Zealand Ballet gives Peter and the Wolf a kiwi twist   The Royal New Zealand Ballet is delighted to announce the release of a brand new recording of Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf performed by Orchestra Wellington and narrated by New Zealand comedian and television personality Te Radar. The recording is available as […]

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Royal New Zealand Ballet announces 2014 line up

October 15, 2013

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Royal New Zealand Ballet announces 2014 line up 61 performances in New Zealand and a four centre US tour The Royal New Zealand Ballet today announced the company’s 2014 season, opening in January with performances in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Minneapolis and New York. Following the US tour, the RNZB will present three New Zealand […]

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THE UK PREMIERE OF KINGS OF THE DANCE

September 10, 2013

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Ivan Vasiliev in La Bayadère. Photo by Rosalie O'Connor.

THE UK PREMIERE OF KINGS OF THE DANCE 19th – 22nd MARCH 2014, LONDON COLISEUM The critically-acclaimed KINGS OF THE DANCE makes its UK debut at the London Coliseum, Wednesday 19th – Saturday 22nd March 2014, showcasing the phenomenal artistry, style and power of its celebrated male dancers. The current KINGS OF THE DANCE line-up […]

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Royal New Zealand Ballet counts down to Made to Move

February 20, 2013

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Royal New Zealand Ballet counts down to Made to Move It is only one week until the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s 2013 season opens at the St James Theatre in Wellington on 27 February with Made to Move – three world premieres in one night. Christchurch born choreographer Andrew Simmons returns to the company to […]

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The Royal New Zealand Ballet | Rave reviews for Giselle world premiere, ahead of tour

November 14, 2012

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RNZB Giselle - Andrew Bowman (Albrecht) and Antonia Hewitt (Giselle) CREDIT Evan Li)

The Royal New Zealand Ballet | Rave reviews for Giselle world premiere, ahead of tour Described as “two stellar forces in world ballet” Ethan Stiefel and Johan Kobborg’s brand new production of the TelstraClear Season of Giselle for the Royal New Zealand Ballet, which had its world premiere in Wellington on 7th November. Audience members […]

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The Royal New Zealand Ballet | Giselle leaps between stage and silver screen

November 2, 2012

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The Royal New Zealand Ballet | Giselle leaps between stage and silver screen The New Zealand Film Commission is thrilled to announce support for a new feature film Giselle in collaboration with the Royal New Zealand Ballet. Filming of Giselle is already underway with the ballet production of the same name approaching opening night. “This […]

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Royal New Zealand Ballet celebrates 60 years with 2013’s stunning line-up

October 4, 2012

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Royal New Zealand Ballet celebrates 60 years with 2013’s stunning line-up Award-winning international and local choreographers, an icon of New Zealand dance, a collaboration with Te Radar, a tour of heartland NZ, and a five city tour to China make up the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s 2013 programme: a year-long celebration of the RNZB’s 60th […]

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The most dramatic and beautiful of ballets Giselle – The Royal New Zealand Ballet’s major new production

September 26, 2012

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The most dramatic and beautiful of ballets Giselle – The Royal New Zealand Ballet’s major new production   A high-profile new staging of Giselle, performed by the Royal New Zealand Ballet, will premiere in Wellington on 7November ahead of a seven centre tour. Ethan Stiefel, RNZB Artistic Director, will co-produce The TelstraClear Season of Giselle, with […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Gillian Murphy, Guest Artist with Royal New Zealand Ballet & Principal with American Ballet Theatre

September 13, 2012

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Gillian Murphy, Guest Artist with Royal New Zealand Ballet & Principal with American Ballet Theatre Gillian will next star as Giselle in the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s production of Giselle, co-choreographed by Ethan Stiefel and Johan Kobborg. (7 November – 12 December)   How have you settled into life in New […]

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American Ballet Theatre’s Ethan Stiefel to retire

January 23, 2012

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ETHAN STIEFEL TO RETIRE AS PRINCIPAL DANCER WITH AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE Ethan Stiefel, a Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre since 1997, will retire from the Company at the conclusion of the 2012 Metropolitan Opera House season in New York City, it was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie.  Stiefel will give his farewell […]

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PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET CONGRATULATES PRINCESS GRACE AWARD-WINNER MARGARET MULLIN!

August 17, 2011

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PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET CONGRATULATES PRINCESS GRACE AWARD-WINNER MARGARET MULLIN!   Pacific Northwest Ballet was thrilled to learn today that corps de ballet dancer Margaret Mullin has been chosen as a recipient of the prestigious Princess Grace Award. Presented by the Princess Grace Foundation-USA, the Awards help emerging artists pursue their artistic goals in theater, film, […]

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American Ballet Theatre, Programme One, Sadlers Wells, London

February 2, 2011

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American Ballet Theatre Programme One Seven Sonatas, Known By heart, Duo Concertant, Everything Doesn’t Happen at Once Sadlers Wells 1st February 2011 Receiving its UK Premiere, Seven Sonatas launches American Ballet Theatre’s first programme of triple bills during this tour to London.  Choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky it’s a piece for three couples who flow and […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Seth Orza, Principal, Pacific Northwest Ballet

January 26, 2011

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Seth Orza, Principal, Pacific Northwest Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ?  I think about what can be accomplished for the week ahead: If not in ballet, then in my life at home. Why ballet ? My parents were both ballet dancers so I grew up in […]

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AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE PRINCIPALS GILLIAN MURPHY AND ETHAN STIEFEL TO APPEAR ON GOSSIP GIRL

November 3, 2010

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American Ballet Theatre Principal Dancers Gillian Murphy and Ethan Stiefel will make a cameo appearance on the CW’s hit television series Gossip Girl on November 8, 2010.  The episode, which was filmed in September, features Ms. Murphy and Mr. Stiefel as guests at a fictional ballet gala at Lincoln Center. Gossip Girl airs at 9:00 […]

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