Tutus on Tour

23 Oct - 1 Dec 2013

The Royal New Zealand Ballet returns to its roots in its 60th birthday year with a 47 centre tour of heartland New Zealand.

In celebration of our rich past and lively present, we perform a selection of highlights and hits from the company’s repertory, including excerpts from Flower Festival at Genzano, Ihi FrENZy, Through to You, Little Improvisations and Don Quixote. RNZB dancers-turned-choreographers Brendan Bradshaw and Catherine Eddy create a sparkling version of Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf – suitable for audiences of all ages and the perfect introduction to classical music and live dance.

A new recording of Prokofiev’s score will be made by Orchestra Wellington, complete with a special narration by Te Radar.

Running time: 91 minutes, including one interval

What are they saying

It really is fantastic that such a company are committed to bring ballet to the grass roots communities of NZ; it is charming in itself to see this calibre of ballet in the old school hall of my hometown.

Holly Shanahan

This enjoyable and effervescent family-friendly programme completes the celebration of the Royal New Zealand Ballet's 60th anniversary year.

Ann Hunt

Dominion Post


Choreography: Peter and the Wolf

Brendan Bradshaw and Catherine Eddy

Choreography: Flower Festival at Genzano

August Bournonville

Choreography: Charlie pas de deux from Ihi FreNZy

Mark Baldwin

Choreography: Little Improvisations

Antony Tudor

Choreography: Through to You

Andrew Simmons

Choreography: Don Quixote pas de deux

After Marius Petipa

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