RNZB International Tour 2015

The RNZB will be embarking on

an international tour from October to December 2015 with our landmark production of Giselle and a mixed programme of contemporary works.

The RNZB will be visiting the UK and Italy to perform at major venues in London, Leeds, Edinburgh and Canterbury, followed by Udine, Vicenza and Rome. The RNZB’s debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden will be part of a week in residence at the Linbury Studio.

Reviews for our last UK Tour:

“The company look wide awake, sexy and charged.” The Guardian, 2011

“These beautifully disciplined Kiwis can really rock.” The Times, 2011

Repertoire will include Ethan Stiefel and Johan Kobborg’s landmark production of Giselle, and a mixed programme of contemporary works. The acclaimed production of Giselle has garnered rave reviews on the world stage and moved audience members to tears, describing it as one of the best ever seen.

“Impressive skill and vibrancy.” LA Times, 2014

“Every aspect of this production is a triumph.” DANZ Quarterly, 2013

“Outstanding performances by the entire cast fully realise this beautiful ballet.” Listener 2012

Our mixed programme is named after multi-award winning Javier De Frutos’ The Anatomy of a Passing Cloud. Specially created for RNZB, it is an exploration of Pasifika imagery and movement, and a vibrant celebration of NZ’s unique and joyful culture. Also featured in the programme will be Andonis Foniadakis’ Selon Desir, UK Critics’ Circle nominated Andrew Simmons’ Dear Horizon, and Neil Ieremia’s Passchendaele. Simmons’ and Ieremia’s works have been specially created to mark the centenary of World War One and will make their world premieres as part of the acclaimed RNZB mixed bill programme Salute this year.

The 2015 International tour dates are:

EDINBURGH: 27 – 31 October Giselle
More details: Edinburgh Festival Theatre

LEEDS: 3 & 4 November The Anatomy of a Passing Cloud Mixed Bill
More details: Northern Ballet, Stanley and Audrey Burton Theatre

HIGH WYCOMBE: 6 & 7 November Giselle
More details: Wycombe Swan Theatre

CANTERBURY: 10 – 14 November Giselle and The Anatomy of a Passing Cloud Mixed Bill
More details: Marlowe Theatre

LONDON: 17 – 21 November The Anatomy of a Passing Cloud Mixed Bill
More details: Royal Opera House Covent Garden

UDINE: 25 November Giselle
More details: Teatro Nuovo

VICENZA: 28 – 29 November Giselle
More details: Teatro Comunale

ROME: 2 – 3 December The Anatomy of a Passing Cloud Mixed Bill
More details: Auditorium Conciliazione

Please note: tickets are not yet on sale for all performances. For further information, please contact the venue.

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RNZB-Giselle---Myrtha-(Abigail-Boyle)-and-Hilarion-(Jacob-Chown)-CREDIT-Maarten-Holl Myrtha (Abigail Boyle) and Hilarion (Jacob Chown) in 2012's Giselle. Photo credit: Maarten Holl.