We are proud to present a stunning perspective into the world of internationally acclaimed women dance makers in honour of the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New Zealand and our own 65th birthday. An evening in dance, inspired by significant anniversaries, is a creative incubator that will inspire memorable new works by celebrated contemporary choreographers from around the world.
The Royal New Zealand Ballet marks both of these milestone anniversaries with a celebratory look to the future of dance.
Dance can tell stories that transcend language. As the national ballet company for a young country, the Royal New Zealand Ballet has from its earliest days created and commissioned works which will resonate with audiences from our homeland, telling our own stories as well as those from abroad.
In recognition of this significant year in our company’s and our country’s histories, we are inspired by both our past, the great women who have contributed to our nation’s story, and by the many possibilities of dance making in the 21st century.
Artistic Director Patricia Barker will curate a programme of specially commissioned works from some of the world’s most exciting choreographers. Two performances at the Opera House, Wellington, will be complemented by talks and workshops, to inspire artists and audiences alike.
‘The rain that refreshes the parched ground is made up of single drops.’