Following sell-out performances around New Zealand in 2018, the RNZB is delighted to be expanding Tutus on Tour to take in eleven regional centres in 2019. From Kerikeri and Whangarei to Oamaru and Gore, Tutus on Tour brings family-friendly performances to heartland New Zealand.
These hour-long performances are tailor-made for intimate venues, and suitable for all ages.
All performances will include excerpts from Bournonville’s Napoli and Flower Festival at Genzano, in beautiful traditional costumes designed by Gary Harris. Part of the RNZB’s repertoire since the 1950s, these are true classics sure to delight young and old alike.
The other half of each performance will be drawn from the following repertoire:
Flames of Paris pas de deux – a virtuoso show-stopper for dancers at the top of their game, a favourite in ballet galas worldwide.
Fairy Doll pas de trois – a beautiful doll comes to life in a magical toyshop, an enchanting miniature from 19th century Vienna.
Cold Winter’s Waiting
RNZB Artistic Director Patricia Barker is excited to introduce these works by young US choreographer Brian Enos to New Zealand audiences in 2019. Cold Winter’s Waiting, created for the National Choreographers Initiative in 2011, is a graceful contemporary work for eight dancers, while Nae Regrets, inspired by Scottish folk music, was commissioned for Grand Rapids Ballet in 2013.
Working in partnership with our Community and Education programme, Tutus on Tour also gives local schools in some centres the chance to get up close to the RNZB with Ballet in a Box: observing the dancers’ daily warm up, watching them perform brief works, and then exploring their world via a Q&A session. In the evening, the dancers will present performances from the company’s repertoire, in full costume.
Tutus on Tour is not part of the RNZB’s 2019 subscription season. Tickets on sale now.
Schools and teachers: to find out more about Ballet in a Box and other RNZB Education opportunities in your area, click here.