UPDATE 23 March 2020: Performances of Venus Rising will be rescheduled to August / September 2020. If you already have tickets, you will be contacted after 20 April to discuss options for re-booking, exchanges, donations and refunds. If you do not yet have tickets, please check back after 20 April for an update on rescheduled performances.
Four extraordinary works, by inspirational and internationally renowned choreographers, capture the spirit and power of Venus Rising – brightest of stars, herald of the dusk and of the dawn.
Twyla Tharp is one of the world’s greatest living choreographers. In Waterbaby Bagatelles, 27 dancers leap and spin across the stage in an ever-changing ocean of light; the music flowing seamlessly as groups of dancers sparkle and glow.
Meditative and moving, Alice Topp’s award-winning Aurum is inspired by the Japanese art of kintsugi, the practice of mending cracks in precious ceramics with gold, creating a new whole which celebrates the beauty of the broken.
Venus Rising is completed by two new works made specially for the Royal New Zealand Ballet by leading international choreographers whose earlier works for the company have been acclaimed by audiences and loved by dancers. Andrea Schermoly creates a work for the full company inspired by the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth.
Sarah Foster-Sproull, the RNZB’s new Choreographer in Residence for 2020/21, will create her third work for the RNZB, inspired by the baroque ‘La Folia’.
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