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Be an integral investor in a new iconic ballet.

Following the triumph of his Hansel & Gretel in 2019, the Royal New Zealand Ballet is delighted to commission a new work by Choreographer in Residence Loughlan Prior for 2021. Loughlan and designer Tracy Grant Lord have reimagined The Firebird at a time in which the natural world is threatened and humanity is staring into the abyss of extinction. Captured, the Firebird offers the possibility of redemption, if only humankind is brave enough to follow her path…

Touring nationally 29 July – 2 September 2021

“The Firebird emerges as the mother and protector of the natural world, conveying the glorious cycle of life, death and renewal.” Loughlan Prior, Choreographer

Make a donation to our Annual Appeal and be an integral investor in this new work, created by outstanding New Zealand artists on the talents of RNZB dancers.

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Your investment will help us to create the sets and costumes for this new production at an international level.

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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.

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