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The Royal New Zealand Ballet production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, which was unfortunately cancelled in all locations but Wellington due to Covid restrictions, will now be pirouetting into your home for a strictly limited on-screen season.
Ballet fans all over New Zealand and the world will have the exclusive opportunity to delight in fairies, lovers, mischief and men with donkey heads in this production of one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies. Fresh off a sold-out, socially distanced season in Wellington, this specially filmed broadcast will ring in Christmas with a touch of magic.
“Filmed over consecutive performances to capture a true experience of the live performance, including close-ups which take viewers into the heart of the action and brilliance onstage, this wonderful production brings as much joy to the dancers as it does to its delighted audiences. It is a special, sparkly pre-Christmas treat,” says RNZB Artistic Director Patricia Barker.
RNZB's recent production of The Firebird was also partially cancelled and subsequently streamed into homes around the world. RNZB Executive Director Lester McGrath says the online version of The Firebird was, “purchased by over 4,000 dance lovers in over 20 countries, reviewed by international reviewers, and viewed by people in places across Aotearoa we can’t normally reach by touring. Broadcast makes ballet more accessible to people everywhere and takes the RNZB to ballet lovers overseas."
The RNZB’s A Midsummer Night's Dream broadcast is available via Tikstream (Minimum NZ$15. Suggested: NZ$20, with additional donations welcome). The access code can only be used on one device and is live from 9.00am Friday, 3 December NZDT to 11.59pm Sunday, 12 December NZDT.
Due to the looming Christmas period, the broadcast of A Midsummer Night's Dream will not be extended, so don't miss out!
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Live in Your Living Room
Fri 3 - Sun 12 Dec