Tutus on Tour

29 Feb - 14 Mar 2020

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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.


Dates and times

Kāpiti, 29 February - 29 February

Kāpiti Performing Arts Centre

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Nelson, 02 March

Theatre Royal Nelson

Monday 2nd March 6:30pm
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Whangarei, 03 March

Capitaine Bougainville Theatre, Forum North

Tuesday 3rd March 6:30pm
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Blenheim, 04 March

ASB Theatre Marlborough

Wednesday 4th March 6:30pm
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Kerikeri, 04 March

Turner Centre

Wednesday 4th March 6:30pm
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Hamilton, 06 March - 07 March

Clarence Street Theatre

Friday 6th March 6:30pm
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Saturday 7th March 6:30pm
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Queenstown, 07 March

Memorial Theatre

Saturday 7th March 6:30pm
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Wanaka, 08 March

Lake Wanaka Centre

Sunday 8th March 6:30pm
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Taupo, 10 March

Great Lake Centre

Tuesday 10th March 6:30pm
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Gore, 11 March

St James Theatre

Wednesday 11th March 6:30pm
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New Plymouth, 12 March

TSB Showplace

Thursday 12th March 6:30pm
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Oamaru, 13 March

Oamaru Opera House

Friday 13th March 6:30pm
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Ashburton, 14 March

Ashburton Trust Event Centre

Saturday 14th March 6:30pm
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Whanganui, 14 March

Royal Wanganui Opera House

Saturday 14th March 6:30pm
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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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