Tag Archives: Wellington

New Zealand School of Dance GRADUATION SEASON 2014

August 27, 2014

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2014 students Jessica Burt and Bian Chentang, photographed by Stephen A’Court. From Concerto Barocco, Choreography by George Balanchine ©The George Balanchine Trust.

New Zealand School of Dance GRADUATION SEASON 2014   19 – 29 November 2014 at New Zealand School of Dance, Wellington   Presented at the end of each year, Graduation Season is an important tradition at the New Zealand School of Dance. Students from the School’s full-time programme perform the work of iconic choreographers from […]

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The Royal New Zealand Ballet brings Coppélia to life

March 14, 2014

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RNZB - Sir Jon Trimmer Lucy Green in Coppelia

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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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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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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New Zealand scoop three out of five medals at the Final of the Genée International Ballet Competition 2012

December 17, 2012

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Gold medallists Montana Rubin and Aurelian Child-de-Brocas_Photo_Evan Li

New Zealand scoop three out of five medals at the Final of the Genée International Ballet Competition 2012 Recognised as one of the ballet world’s most prestigious competitions, the Final of the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD’s) Genée International Ballet Competition, took place at the St James Theatre, Wellington, on Saturday 15 December, with the […]

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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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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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Ballet News | Phyllis Bedells Bursary winner 2012 is announced

March 27, 2012

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Panel of judges, left-right Valerie Aitken ARAD, Lauren Cuthbertson and Marly Apoliano, with 2012 winner, Chisato Katsura Photo Mark Lees

Ballet News | Phyllis Bedells Bursary winner 2012 is announced Fifteen-year-old Chisato Katsura, has won the prestigious Phyllis Bedells Bursary, held on Sunday 25 March 2012 at Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Headquarters.   Named after Miss Phyllis Bedells, founding member and Vice President of the RAD, this year’s internationally-recognised competition attracted a record-breaking 40 […]

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Pavlova 2012 | Anna Pavlova website launched

March 2, 2012

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Pavlova 2012 | Anna Pavlova website launched with event listings 2012 marks the centenary of ballet dancer Anna Pavlova making London, and Ivy House, her home. Pavlova lived at Ivy House from 1912 until her death in 1931. The the London Jewish Cultural Centre has launched a special website where you’ll find details of all the […]

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The Royal Ballet mourns the loss of Alexander Grant

October 3, 2011

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3 October 2011 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ALEXANDER GRANT (1925 – 2011) The Royal Ballet is deeply saddened to hear of the death of Alexander Grant, who died on Friday 30 September, aged 86. Director of The Royal Ballet, Monica Mason said of the news: “Alexander Grant’s death is a great loss to The Royal Ballet […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Jesse Scales

September 21, 2010

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Jesse Scales, ballet dancer  Jesse performed with the Melbourne Ballet Company last December and then completed her classical ballet training at the New Zealand School of Dance. She auditioned for the Sydney Dance Company held over 2 days in July this year and made it to the end (though very interested, […]

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