Tutus on Tour 2020

29 Feb - 14 Mar 2020

Tutus on Tour tickets on sale now

The Royal New Zealand Ballet is delighted to expand the company’s much-loved regional touring programme in 2020, featuring works tailor-made for the RNZB by trail blazing choreographers at home in New Zealand and on the world stage. These hour-long performances are tailor-made for intimate venues, and suitable for all ages.

With tickets priced at just $27-$37 for adults ($12-$22 for children) these special shows sell fast.

The Programme:

Inspired by the goddess of the hunt and of the moon, Sarah Foster-Sproull’s Artemis Rising was created in 2019 as a retirement gift for the much-loved former RNZB Principal Abigail Boyle, with a graceful, evocative solo for a strong female dancer at its heart.

Remember, Mama is a tender look at the relationships between mothers and sons, from childhood to old age. It was made by Danielle Rowe for the RNZB’s critically acclaimed Strength & Grace season in 2018, marking the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New Zealand.

Berceuse by US choreographer Penny Saunders is a rapturous, deeply musical pas de deux set to a lyrical lullaby by Benjamin Godard.

Completing the line-up is a new classical work by young Canadian dancer and choreographer Kiara Flavin. Wayward will celebrate the power of dancers performing in harmony with great music, compassion, strength and soul.


This is a fantastic opportunity to see your national ballet company up close.

Tutus on Tour is not part of the RNZB’s 2020 subscription season.

Schools and teachers: to find out more about Ballet in a Box and other RNZB Education opportunities in your area, click here.


The RNZB gratefully acknowledges the assistance of the High Commission of Canada in bringing Kiara Flavin back to New Zealand to create Wayward for Tutus on Tour.

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Artemis Rising

Choreography Sarah Foster-Sproull / Music Eden Mulholland / Costume Donna Jefferis and Esther Lofley / Original lighting Andrew Lees / Staging assistant Abigail Boyle

Remember, Mama

Choreography Danielle Rowe / Music Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Cliff Adams / Costume Donna Jefferis / Original lighting Andrew Lees / Staging Nicholas Schultz and Laura McQueen Schultz


Choreography Penny Saunders / Music Benjamin Godard / Costume Rebecca Shouse / Original lighting Matthew Miller / Staging Jacqueline Burnett and David Schultz


Choreography Kiara Flavin / Music Antonio Vivaldi / Costume Donna Jefferis / Lighting Andrew Lees / Rehearsal assistant Laura McQueen Schultz












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