Ballet harnesses the power of three
28 June 2006
The Royal New Zealand Ballet
harnesses the power of three
Igniting the senses, the spirit, the soul, the Royal New Zealand Ballet presents three energetic and adventurous works in the Lion Foundation Season of Trinity.
“Bold, beautiful choreography is our company’s signature,” says Gary Harris, Artistic Director of the Royal New Zealand Ballet.
“We are thrilled to be working with three powerhouse choreographers; each extremely accomplished with their own distinct strengths and styles.”
New Zealand’s own Michael Parmenter will present Les Noces (pro: lay-noss) a dynamic journey through Stravinsky’s extraordinary score. Les Noces explores a peasant wedding through complex choreography and rich characterisation.
Javier De Frutos premieres an intensely anticipated new work, Banderillero (pro: ban-dair-ree-air-ro). He is the creator of the RNZB’s UK Critics Circle National Dance Award-winning Milagros.
Christopher Hampson returns to New Zealand for a full company version of Esquisses (pro: es-keese). He has just been lauded by the New York Times as “a masterly new choreographic voice”.
“We are a classical ballet company with a strong contemporary edge, and Trinity is the perfect way for us to showcase our dancers’ athleticism and skill,” says Gary.
Trinity opens in Wellington at the Westpac St James Theatre 27-30 July, then Auckland 2-5 August and Christchurch 9-12 August.
The RNZB then leaps across the
Tasman on the invitation of The Australian Ballet to tour
Trinity to Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne from 16 August –
11 September 2006.