The Heart Dances – The Journey of The Piano: the ballet
Live in your Living Room
Friday 15 May, 7:30pm
Saturday 16 May, 1:30pm
Sunday 17 May, 10:30am
(New Zealand Standard Time)
* Due to music rights restrictions, this broadcast is only available in New Zealand and Australia. You may experience trouble casting to your TV if the casting uses an overseas server.
In 2018, the RNZB was proud to present a re-imagining of Jane Campion’s iconic film, The Piano, with celebrated Czech choreographer Jiří Bubeníček and his twin brother and designer Otto adapting the film into a full-length ballet.
The Heart Dances – The Journey of The Piano: the ballet is a documentary by Director Rebecca Tansley (Crossing Rachmaninoff) that follows the brothers from Prague to Aotearoa as they take up our invitation to expand their adaptation, made in Germany in 2015, of Jane Campion’s film. Tansley captures an up-close and candid look at creating a new ballet, with many layers of storytelling and diverse approaches to retelling an iconic Kiwi narrative.
Enjoy rare backstage footage of RNZB dancers and staff as all the elements of a live performance come together – the music, the theatricality, the costumes and the expressive and deeply moving choreography.
This documentary is rated PG. If you’d like to purchase a copy of the DVD, you can do so here.
*Unfortunately due to music rights restrictions, The Heart Dances – The Journey of The Piano: the ballet is only available to viewers in Australasia.