Black Swan, White Swan

31 May - 6 Jul 2019

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Love. Seduction. Betrayal. Redemption.

Temptation is in the air this winter, can you feel it? 

Step into the shadows to witness one man’s struggle with love and betrayal as the Royal New Zealand Ballet presents Mário Radačovský’s Black Swan, White Swan, a daring retelling of ballet’s most enduring classic, Swan Lake.

A deeply personal take on the classic love story, we follow Siegfried, tormented by sickness, battling his mortality. Caught between two women, the black swan and the white, he struggles with ideal love, pure evil, temptation, and most of all, himself.

Hailed on its 2012 premiere as ‘beguiling, captivating, ultimately enigmatic’ (Grand Rapids Press), this 21st century version of the story will have you spellbound. A stripped down, elemental retelling of Swan Lake, with the agony and ecstasy of Tchaikovsky’s original score at its heart, Black Swan, White Swan will break your heart, yet leave you believing in the redeeming power of love.

This stylish, provocative, profoundly moving ballet is not to be missed – this is a Swan Lake for our time.

 

Black Swan, White Swan contains mature themes and is recommended for children 8 years and above.

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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 Buy tickets


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


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

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 Buy tickets

Christchurch, 27 June - 29 June

Isaac Theatre Royal


Thursday 27th June 7:30pm Buy tickets


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


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

Dunedin, 03 July

Regent Theatre


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

Blenheim, 06 July

ASB Theatre Marlborough


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

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Credits


Choreography

Mário Radačovský

Music

Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Costume design

Patricia Barker

Set design

Marek Hollý

Audio Visual design

Michael Auer

Lighting design

Randall G Chiarelli

Staging

Laura McQueen Shultz and Nicholas Schultz

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