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RNZB’s 2017 line-up: 70 performances, 16 NZ cities and towns

Monday, 17 October 2016, 11:23 am | Royal New Zealand Ballet

Passion, tragedy, rhythm and energy fill the national ballet company’s line-up for 2017 announced today. The season includes two ballets by one of the great choreographers of the 20th century, the return of an audience favourite, the world premiere of a ... More >>

RNZB’s magical hit returns for Wellington only performances

Monday, 5 September 2016, 12:29 pm | Royal New Zealand Ballet

After a sell-out world premiere in 2015 , the Royal New Zealand Ballet is bringing back its acclaimed ballet A Midsummer Night’s Dream for four Wellington only performances this summer 25 – 27 November. More >>

Royal New Zealand Ballet dancer to perform leading role

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 4:33 pm | Royal New Zealand Ballet

Royal New Zealand Ballet dancer to perform leading role with The Australian Ballet Gisborne born, Pukekohe raised Royal New Zealand Ballet dancer Joseph Skelton will dance the leading role of Albrecht in The Australian Ballet’s production of Giselle ... More >>

The Wizard of Oz – RNZB’s sell-out season

Wednesday, 1 June 2016, 4:48 pm | Royal New Zealand Ballet

All 23 performances of the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s Ryman Healthcare Season of The Wizard of Oz have sold out across the nine centre New Zealand tour, which began in Wellington on 4 May. More >>

The Wizard of Oz – RNZB’s biggest production of the year

Tuesday, 5 April 2016, 5:21 pm | Royal New Zealand Ballet

One of the world’s best known stories, The Wizard of Oz, has been lovingly crafted by the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s Artistic Director Francesco Ventriglia into a magical two act ballet. More >>

RNZB choreographer nominated for Olivier Award

Wednesday, 2 March 2016, 10:13 am | Royal New Zealand Ballet

Nominations for the prestigious Olivier Awards 2016 have been announced in London and Venezuelan director and choreographer Javier De Frutos has been nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Dance for The Anatomy of A Passing Cloud. This dance work ... More >>

Royal New Zealand Ballet Appoints Executive Director

Friday, 19 February 2016, 1:59 pm | Royal New Zealand Ballet

Royal New Zealand Ballet Appoints Executive Director The Royal New Zealand Ballet (RNZB) is delighted to announce the appointment of Frances Turner as its Executive Director from 29 March 2016. For the past decade Frances has been privileged to combine ... More >>

Dancing at the Speed of Light

Wednesday, 3 February 2016, 11:57 am | Royal New Zealand Ballet

Dancing at the Speed of Light – RNZB’s high-energy start to 2016 An iconic dance work that is credited with changing ballet for ever, and another two internationally acclaimed contemporary works, make up the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s (RNZB) explosive ... More >>

Royal New Zealand Ballet takes Italy by storm

Tuesday, 15 December 2015, 3:57 pm | Royal New Zealand Ballet

Royal New Zealand Ballet takes Italy by storm The Royal New Zealand Ballet’s six week tour to the UK and Italy ended in Rome on 3 December. Following rave reviews in the UK, the RNZB was welcomed with open arms in Artistic Director Francesco Ventriglia’s ... More >>

Dancer awarded scholarship to join the Royal NZ Ballet

Wednesday, 2 December 2015, 11:36 am | Royal New Zealand Ballet

New Zealand’s prestigious ballet scholarship has been awarded to 18 year old Georgia Powley, a second year student at the New Zealand School of Dance (NZSD), securing her a place with the Royal New Zealand Ballet (RNZB) for 2016. The scholarship provided ... More >>

Royal New Zealand Ballet’s UK premieres receive rave reviews

Thursday, 19 November 2015, 12:11 pm | Royal New Zealand Ballet

Royal New Zealand Ballet’s UK premieres receive rave reviews The Royal New Zealand Ballet’s tour to the UK and Italy has opened to rave reviews for both of its touring programmes. Giselle , created by Ethan Stiefel and Johan Kobborg in 2012 and now ... More >>

Royal New Zealand Ballet kicks off UK & Italy tour

Tuesday, 27 October 2015, 12:21 pm | Royal New Zealand Ballet

The Royal New Zealand Ballet will open a major international tour in Scotland tomorrow (8.30am NZ time). The eight centre tour will see the company perform in leading venues in the UK and Italy, including, for the first time, the Royal Opera House Covent ... More >>

Royal New Zealand Ballet announces 2016 line-up

Monday, 19 October 2015, 10:36 am | Royal New Zealand Ballet

2016 sees Artistic Director Francesco Ventriglia reveal his first full season for the national ballet company. The exciting line-up includes a festival programme of larger-than-life contemporary works that have never been seen in NZ, the world premiere ... More >>

RNZB announces new Harry Haythorne Choreographic Award

Monday, 7 September 2015, 2:05 pm | Royal New Zealand Ballet

The Royal New Zealand Ballet is proud to announce the creation of a brand new choreographic competition in memory of the company’s former Artistic Director Harry Haythorne (1926 – 2014). More >>

RNZB’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream a hit

Friday, 21 August 2015, 5:07 pm | Royal New Zealand Ballet

The Royal New Zealand Ballet has a major hit on its hands after the sell-out world premiere of The Vodafone Season of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Wellington last night. More >>

A magical world premiere from the RNZB

Thursday, 23 July 2015, 2:01 pm | Royal New Zealand Ballet

In an unprecedented artistic coup the Royal New Zealand Ballet has commissioned one of the world’s most sought after choreographers working today - Liam Scarlett - to create a brand new ballet for the company. More >>

The Royal New Zealand Ballet remembers WW1

Tuesday, 14 April 2015, 1:00 pm | Royal New Zealand Ballet

The RNZB is honoured to present Salute, four dance works to mark the centenary of World War 1. Following the world premiere in Wellington next month, the company will tour to six venues around New Zealand. “This dynamic mixed bill includes: a twentieth ... More >>

RNZB begins 2015 with flirtatious favourite: Don Quixote

Tuesday, 3 February 2015, 1:27 pm | Royal New Zealand Ballet

The Royal New Zealand Ballet opens its 2015 season ‘somewhere in La Mancha’ with Don Quixote: a timeless tale of adventure, chivalry and love that has inspired one of the greatest works in classical ballet . More >>

Vodafone Season of A Christmas Carol is a Christmas cracker

Monday, 29 September 2014, 11:30 am | Royal New Zealand Ballet

The heart-warming magic of Charles Dickens will leave audiences spellbound as the Royal New Zealand Ballet brings The Vodafone Season of A Christmas Carol to New Zealand in its final season for 2014. More >>

RNZB appoints new Artistic Director

Monday, 15 September 2014, 4:10 pm | Royal New Zealand Ballet

The Royal New Zealand Ballet is delighted to announce the appointment of 36 year old Italian Francesco Ventriglia as the company’s new artistic director. Francesco Ventriglia was appointed after an extensive international recruitment process. “The ... More >>

 

 

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