Tutus on Tour

7 Oct - 12 Nov 2022

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Principals Kate Kadow and Laurynas Vejalis. Photo: Ross Brown

Tutus on Tour brings a ray of summer sunshine to stages from Auckland’s North Shore to Invercargill.

Artistic Director Patricia Barker has curated a gala programme which showcases the dancers of your national ballet company at their best, from beloved classical favourites to recent works that have claimed a rightful place on the international stage.

The pas de trois from Le Corsaire offers firecracker virtuosity, while the joyful ‘Waltz of the Pohutukawa Flowers’ and grand pas de deux from our production of The Nutcracker, choreographed by Val Caniparoli, look forward to Christmas with warmth and grandeur.

On the contemporary side, Christopher Wheeldon’s After the Rain pas de deux (2005) makes its RNZB debut. Gentle and tender, showing a profound connection between its performers, it is a work that is cherished by every dancer lucky enough to perform it.

Olivier Wevers’ The Sofa (2013) introduces this rising star of contemporary choreography to Aotearoa. Rounding out this generous programme of dance is RNZB Choreographer in Residence Shaun James Kelly’s The Ground Beneath Our Feet (2019), an exuberant ballet, tailor-made for the RNZB, that rides the scintillating rhythms of its music like a rollercoaster.

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Dates and times


Wellington, 07 October - 08 October

Opera House


Friday 7th October 7:00pm
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Saturday 8th October 1:30pm
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Saturday 8th October 7:00pm
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Palmerston North, 12 October

Regent on Broadway


Wednesday 12th October 7:00pm
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Napier, 15 October

Municipal Theatre


Saturday 15th October 7:00pm
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Rotorua, 18 October

Civic Theatre


Tuesday 18th October 7:00pm

Tauranga, 20 October - 21 October

Baycourt Arts Centre


Thursday 20th October 7:00pm
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Baycourt


Friday 21st October 7:00pm
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Manukau, 26 October

Vodafone Events Centre


Wednesday 26th October 7:00pm
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Takapuna, 28 October - 29 October

Bruce Mason Centre


Friday 28th October 7:00pm
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Saturday 29th October 1:30pm
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Saturday 29th October 7:00pm
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New Plymouth, 01 November

TSB Showplace


Tuesday 1st November 7:00pm
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Christchurch, 05 November

Isaac Theatre Royal


Saturday 5th November 7:00pm
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Dunedin, 09 November

Regent Theatre


Wednesday 9th November 7:00pm
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Invercargill, 12 November

Civic Theatre


Saturday 12th November 7:00pm
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Credits


After the Rain

Choreography - Christopher Wheeldon, Music - Arvo Pärt

The Nutcracker (excerpts) Waltz of the Flowers and Grand Pas de Deux

Choreography - Val Caniparoli, Music - Pyotr Tchaikovsky

Le Corsaire Pas de Trois

Choreography - Marius Petipa, Music - Adolphe Adam

The Sofa

Choreography - Oliver Wevers, Music - W A Mozart

The Ground Beneath Our Feet

Choreographer - Shaun James Kelly, Music - J. S. Bach arr. Massimo Margaria

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