Tag Archives: Royal New Zealand Ballet

RNZB’s magical hit A Midsummer Night’s Dream returns for four Wellington only performances

September 5, 2016

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The Vodafone Season of A Midsummer Night's Dream, by the Royal New Zealand Ballet.

RNZB’s magical hit A Midsummer Night’s Dream returns for four Wellington only performances   After a sell-out world premiere in 2015, the Royal New Zealand Ballet is bringing back its acclaimed ballet A Midsummer Night’s Dream for four Wellington only performances this summer 25 – 27 November.   Created for the RNZB by one of […]

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Royal New Zealand Ballet dancer to perform leading role with The Australian Ballet

August 24, 2016

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Wellington, NZ. 30.06.2016. For The Royal New Zealand Ballet. Photo credit: Stephen A’Court. COPYRIGHT ©Stephen A’Court

Royal New Zealand Ballet dancer to perform leading role with The Australian Ballet Gisborne born, Pukekohe raised Royal New Zealand Ballet dancer Joseph Skelton will dance the leading role of Albrecht in The Australian Ballet’s production of Giselle in October as a guest principal artist.   “This is the first time a RNZB dancer has […]

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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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The Wizard of Oz – Royal New Zealand Ballet’s biggest production of the year

April 5, 2016

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Lucy Green as Dorothy in RNZB The Wizard of Oz credit Ross Brown

The Wizard of Oz – Royal New Zealand Ballet’s biggest production of the year   One of the world’s best known stories, The Wizard of Oz, has been lovingly crafted by the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s Artistic Director Francesco Ventriglia into a magical two act ballet. The world premiere of The Ryman Healthcare Season of […]

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Royal New Zealand Ballet choreographer nominated for Olivier Award

March 1, 2016

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RNZB dancers in The Anatomy of a Passing Cloud photo Evan Li

Royal New Zealand Ballet choreographer nominated for Olivier Award Nominations for the prestigious Olivier Awards 2016 have been announced in London and Venezuelan director and choreographer Javier De Frutos has been nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Dance for The Anatomy of A Passing Cloud.  This dance work was originally commissioned by the Royal New Zealand […]

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Royal New Zealand Ballet appoints Executive Director

February 20, 2016

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Royal New Zealand Ballet appoints Executive Director   The Royal New Zealand Ballet (RNZB) is delighted to announce the appointment of Frances Turner as its Executive Director from 29 March 2016.   For the past decade Frances has been privileged to combine business skills and experience with her passion for the arts, being involved in […]

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Dancer awarded scholarship to join the Royal New Zealand Ballet

December 2, 2015

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Georgia Powley for New Zealand School of Dance.

Dancer awarded scholarship to join the Royal New Zealand Ballet New Zealand’s prestigious ballet scholarship has been awarded to 18 year old Georgia Powley, a second year student at the New Zealand School of Dance (NZSD), securing her a place with the Royal New Zealand Ballet (RNZB) for 2016.   The scholarship provided by the […]

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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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Royal New Zealand Ballet announces 2016 line-up

October 19, 2015

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Royal New Zealand Ballet announces 2016 line-up   2016 sees Artistic Director Francesco Ventriglia reveal his first full season for the national ballet company. The exciting line-up includes a festival programme of larger-than-life contemporary works that have never been seen in NZ, the world premiere of a new full length ballet of The Wizard of […]

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A magical world premiere from the Royal New Zealand Ballet

July 23, 2015

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MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM - RNZB dancer Laura Jones as Titania CREDIT Ross Brown

A magical world premiere from the Royal New Zealand Ballet The Vodafone Season of A Midsummer Night’s Dream   In an unprecedented artistic coup the Royal New Zealand Ballet has commissioned one of the world’s most sought after choreographers working today – Liam Scarlett – to create a brand new ballet for the company.   The […]

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TICKETS FOR SCOTTISH BALLET’S SWAN LAKE TO GO ON SALE

June 20, 2015

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Sophie Martin for David Dawson’s brand new Swan Lake. Photograph by David Eustace.

TICKETS FOR SCOTTISH BALLET’S SWAN LAKE TO GO ON SALE   Tickets are going on sale for Scottish Ballet’s new visionary production of Swan Lake, which receives its world premiere in spring 2016. Created by the award-winning choreographer David Dawson, this imaginative re-telling of the iconic story will be performed for audiences in Glasgow, Edinburgh, […]

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Royal New Zealand Ballet showcases NZ artists with two world premieres and an international tour

May 8, 2015

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Dear Horizon Choreographer Andrew Simmons dancer Kirby Selchow. Photog Ross Brown

Royal New Zealand Ballet showcases NZ artists with two world premieres and an international tour   The Royal New Zealand Ballet’s mixed bill Salute – Remembering WW1 which opens on 22 May will showcase the talents of New Zealand artists working at the top of their field.   NZ choreographers Neil Ieremia and Andrew Simmons […]

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PW Dance & Sportswear launch new catalogue

February 19, 2015

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PW Dance & Sportswear launch new catalogue It’s a New Year and at PW Dance & Sportswear it is time for a new dancewear catalogue. Following on from the success of PW’s Showcase Costume Catalogue & Sportswear catalogue in 2014, PW’s new dancewear catalogue is full of beautiful new designs, fresh colours, as well as […]

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The Royal New Zealand Ballet | The Vodafone Season of A Christmas Carol is a Christmas cracker!

September 29, 2014

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RNZB's CHRISTMAS CAROL dancer MacLean Hopper - credit Ross Brown

The Royal New Zealand Ballet | The Vodafone Season of A Christmas Carol is a Christmas cracker!   The Royal New Zealand Ballet does Dickens   The heart-warming magic of Charles Dickens will leave audiences spellbound as the Royal New Zealand Ballet brings The Vodafone Season of A Christmas Carol to New Zealand in its […]

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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 & Conversation with Bronte Kelly, Royal New Zealand Ballet

February 11, 2014

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RNZB dancers in Bronte Kelly and Helio Lima in Don Quixote pas de deux TOWER Tutus on tour - credit Evan Li

Cupcakes & Conversation with Bronte Kelly, Royal New Zealand Ballet From Queensland, Australia, Bronte started dancing at the age of four and went on to train at The Australian Ballet School. She joined Royal New Zealand Ballet at the start of 2011 and recent highlights include appearing in Balanchine’s Who Cares?, performing the title role in […]

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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 tours US – first time in 21 years

January 24, 2014

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RNZB dancers in Of Days by Andrew Simmons - Photo Credit Evan Li

Royal New Zealand Ballet tours US – first time in 21 years   In one week [31 Jan] the Royal New Zealand Ballet will be opening its critically acclaimed ballet Giselle in Los Angeles at the prestigious Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the LA Music Center where the Academy Awards were held until the late 1990s. […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Ty King-Wall, Principal, The Australian Ballet

May 15, 2013

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Madeliene Eastoe Ty King Wall in Halcyon 2011 Photo by Jeff Busby

Cupcakes & Conversation with Ty King-Wall, Principal, The Australian Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? Absolutely nothing! I get up at 8.30am….Not a morning person! If ballet chose you, as many dancers say it did, what is it that has made you stick with it ? Insanity, and a certain level […]

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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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