Women take the lead this year in ballet
This Royal New Zealand Ballet season represents a new era in dance, with the powerful programme’s full repertoire choreographed by women. The ...
If you missed out on seeing The Firebird with Paquita in person, there’s a way to catch the action from the comfort of your own home.
It’s no secret What's Hot New Zealand is pumped about Royal New Zealand Ballet’s performance of The Firebird with Paquita – just check out our wicked interview with The Firebird choreographer Loughlan Prior for an idea of how cool it is going to be. For our Christchurch friends, we were gutted to realise that performances scheduled for this week have had to be postponed while everyone's still staying safe at home trying out our own ballet moves in our pyjamas.
RNZB has issued a statement saying they will not be able to stage any of the Christchurch performances until the city returns to Level 1. The company is working with Isaac Theatre Royal to schedule new dates, so if you're in Christchurch, hold fire and keep an eye on Cityscape’s Facebook and Instagram pages for updates as soon as we hear the good news.
“But what do we do while we wait?”, we hear you desperately cry. Never fear, our dystopian ballet fans. Keep busy practicing your Ugg Boot pirouettes until Friday August 27 when The Firebird Live in Your Living Room goes live on the RNZB website. It will be available for just over a week, finishing on September 6.
The Firebird Live in Your Living Room
Friday 27 August – Monday 6 September