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You can play a meaningful role in your national ballet company by donating to the RNZB Annual Appeal. Gifts of all size are welcome and important to our work.

We invite ballet lovers to make a donation to the creation of Hansel & Gretel, a brand new work commissioned by the RNZB.

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For Christmas 2019, the Royal New Zealand Ballet is proud to present a new two-act ballet by Loughlan Prior, with a specially commissioned score by Claire Cowan. This major premiere brings together many of New Zealand’s creative talents to tell a timeless tale for audiences young and old.

Loughlan will bring a new voice to a classic tale, telling the story with humour while also addressing the underlying themes of child poverty and children’s rights. Gretel is the heroine of the story and will lead the dancing through a vibrantly lit new set.

This major premiere brings together New Zealand’s brightest young creative talents to tell a timeless tale for audiences young and old.

The RNZB is thrilled to be creating a new ballet by New Zealand artists. You can be a part of this with us by supporting our 2019 Annual Appeal.

Donations of any amount are vital to allowing us to produce this work to the highest possible standard. We will also be offering chances to Partner a Character and to support the musical score for this production. If you would like more information on supporting a specific aspect of Hansel & Gretel, please contact Bryna O’Brien-Kiddey. Partner a Character donations begin from $1,000.


For more information or to discuss a donation, please contact Bryna O’Brien-Kiddey, Philanthropy Manager, on 04 381 9030.

Donate online or Download the RNZB Donation Form

The Royal New Zealand Ballet is a charitable trust registered under the Charitable Trusts Act 1957 (registration number CC25091). The Inland Revenue Department allows individuals to claim 33.33% rebate for all donations of $5 or more up to the value of their income.

2019 Hansel & Gretel RNZB Dancers: Shaun James Kelly, Kirby Selchow. Photo by Ross Brown

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