The Royal New Zealand Ballet continues to deliver beauty and grace across the stage for 2020. This season represents a new era in dance – the full repertoire is choreographed by women.
Showcasing inspirational and internationally-renowned female choreographers, Venus Rising will be headlined by contemporary dance legend Twyla Tharp. This programme of four ballets includes the New Zealand premiere of Waterbaby Bagatelles, which showcases 27 dancers leaping and spinning across the stage in an ever-changing ocean of light.
The second ballet, Alice Topp’s award-winning Aurum will celebrate the beauty of the broken, taking inspiration from the Japanese art of kintsugi, where broken precious ceramics are mended with gold.
The final two ballets are choreographed by international industry leaders Andrea Schermoly and Sarah Foster-Sproull – RNZB’s new choreographer in residence delivering her third work for the company.
Shows will be in Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin, Palmerston North, Napier and Auckland. Image: Ross Brown
August 20 to September 19