Tag Archive for Dance

Carmen and L'Arlésienne

Carmen and L’Arlésienne | The Royal New Zealand Ballet

The Royal New Zealand Ballet (RNZB) has started the year by bringing two of choreographer Roland Petit’s best-known story ballets to audiences across the country. Carmen and L’Arlésienne offer a sumptuous night with extraordinary choreography, exquisite lighting and the familiar, if somewhat cliched, trend of obsessive love. In Carmen, post-war Paris spins into focus with a compressed version of Georges…

Street Dance NZ

Street Dance NZ | Hip Hop International NZ finals

If you thought hip hop dance was just for teenage boys wearing baggy jeans, oversized T-shirts and lots of bling, you should have been at Hip Hop International (HHI) New Zealand finals. Electric and entertaining, it was a packed evening of high energy performance with styles from classic b-boying, locking and popping to twerking, krumping and, of course, punking and…

In Transit

In Transit

In Transit by Wanjiku Kiarie Sanderson is a moving tribute to the late NZ actor, Martyn Sanderson. However, this powerful work of theatre is also much more. The performance begins with seven dancers accompanied by the commanding vocals of Milly Grant-Koria. The movements are slow, deliberate and exquisite and blend Pasifika and African influences to tell of a young man…

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