What’s On: Royal New Zealand Ballet’s Tutus on Tour – 11 new regional shows announced

The Royal New Zealand Ballet’s Tutus on Tour is visiting eleven regional centres in 2019, from 18 March – 11 May 2019.

The Royal New Zealand Ballet’s 2019 season brings together new works, beloved stories and fresh takes on the classics, for a year of inspiring dance.

The year starts with the RNZB New Choreographic Series, an opportunity for audiences to experience ground-breaking, brand new works created for the RNZB by celebrated choreographers from around the world.

Them, witness a magnificent re-telling of ballet’s most enduring classic Swan Lake, with Black Swan, White Swan, an acclaimed contemporary work by Mário Radačovský.

Bold Moves is their mixed bill for 2019, featuring two of ballet’s most iconic works that have inspired dancers down the ages – George Balanchine’s Serenade and William Forsythe’s Artifact II – and a new commissioned work celebrating the tenacity of the brave women who won the vote in New Zealand.

The year finishes with a major premiere, The Ryman Healthcare Season of Hansel & Gretel. A timeless favourite for young and old, this will be a new 2-act ballet by Loughlan Prior. Live orchestras will perform the newly commissioned score in the main centres.

The year is complemented by Tutus on Tour, the RNZB’s popular regional touring programme. From Kerikeri and Whangarei to Oamaru and Gore, Tutus on Tour brings family-friendly performances to heartland New Zealand. You can see all eleven regional centres here 

Become a RNZB subscriber to see every production, to be inspired by the versatility of your national ballet company and the art of dance in all its diversity. Book for more than one production and receive up to 20% off tickets, free programmes, the best available seats in the house, flexible payments, free exchanges in case your plans change, and other RNZB benefits! Become a RNZB subscriber today

*Please note Tutus on Tour is not part of the RNZB’s subscription season. These tickets go on sale on December 3.


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