Black Swan, White Swan

31 May - 6 Jul 2019

Dancers: Paul Mathews, Katherine Minor. Photo credit: Ross Brown

Witness a magnificent re-telling of ballet’s most enduring classic Swan Lake, with the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s new production Black Swan, White Swan.  

In 2012, Patricia Barker commissioned Slovak choreographer Mário Radačovský to create a new version of Swan Lake for Grand Rapids Ballet in Michigan. The stripped down, elemental version of the story which Radačovský created, with the agony and ecstasy of Tchaikovsky’s original score at its heart, was an instant success with audiences, and has gone on to have acclaimed performances in both the USA and Europe.

As an exciting addition to its repertoire of full-length story ballets, and following in the company’s long tradition of presenting fresh takes on classic works, the Royal New Zealand Ballet is delighted to bring Black Swan, White Swan to New Zealand audiences in autumn 2019. With its focus on Siegfried’s struggle with ideal love, pure evil, temptation, and most of all, himself, this is a Swan Lake for the 21st century.

 “Black Swan, White Swan is an artistic accomplishment of the highest order. Choreographer Mario Radačovský’s production [is] beguiling, captivating, ultimately enigmatic.”
The Grand Rapids Press

 

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Public sales open for all single tickets on 1 November 2018.

Dates and times


Wellington, 31 May - 02 June

Opera House


Friday 31st May 7:30pm With Free Pre-Performance Talk


Saturday 1st June 1:30pm With Q&A Session


Saturday 1st June 7:30pm With Warm Up, Curtain Up!


Sunday 2nd June 4:00pm

Auckland, 07 June - 22 June

Bruce Mason Centre


Friday 7th June 7:30pm With Free Pre-Performance Talk


Saturday 8th June 1:30pm With Q&A Session


Saturday 8th June 7:30pm With Warm Up, Curtain Up!

ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre


Thursday 20th June 7:30pm


Friday 21st June 7:30pm With Free Pre-Performance Talk


Saturday 22nd June 1:30pm With Q&A Session


Saturday 22nd June 7:30pm With Warm Up, Curtain Up!

Palmerston North, 12 June

Regent on Broadway


Wednesday 12th June 7:30pm With Warm Up, Curtain Up and Pre-Performance Talk

Tauranga, 15 June - 16 June

Baycourt Theatre


Saturday 15th June 7:30pm With Warm Up, Curtain Up!


Sunday 16th June 4:00pm

Christchurch, 27 June - 29 June

Isaac Theatre Royal


Thursday 27th June 7:30pm


Friday 28th June 7:30pm With Free Pre-Performance Talk


Saturday 29th June 1:30pm With Q&A Session


Saturday 29th June 7:30pm With Warm Up, Curtain Up!

Dunedin, 03 July

Regent Theatre


Wednesday 3rd July 7:30pm With Warm Up, Curtain Up!

Blenheim, 06 July

ASB Theatre Marlborough


Saturday 6th July 7:30pm With Warm Up, Curtain Up!

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Credits


Choreography

Mário Radačovský

Music

Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Costume design

Patricia Barker

Set design

Marek Hollý

Projection design

Michael Auer

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