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Royal New Zealand Ballet release student special

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Royal New Zealand Ballet release student special

The Royal New Zealand Ballet today announced a special student two for one offer to attend their brand new season Made to Move – three world premieres in one night.

Students will be able to buy two tickets for the price of one to all performances of Made to Move nationwide.
Managing Director Amanda Skoog is enthusiastic about the offer “Our 2 for 1 student offer provides the perfect opportunity for first-timer ballet goers to attend one of our productions, and Made to Move is a diverse programme which makes it an ideal introduction to dance.”

Todd Scholarship Recipient Laura Jones is in her first year with the RNZB dancing full time after studying for 2 years with New Zealand School of Dance. As a recent graduate of the student lifestyle herself she is confident that the special offer is something that students will respond to. “When you are a student you are living off a pretty tight budget so to be offered a great deal like this you are excited because it gives you the chance to see an incredible piece of artwork on stage that doesn’t blow the budget.”

Miss Jones is also buoyed by the fact that the offer means she will have a few extra fans in the audience. “For me this is a chance for my student friends to come and see me in my debut as a full time professional artist performing with the company which is what I was working towards through all those years of study.”

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To find out more about the student offer visit

Made to Move tours to 7 centres, Wellington, Napier, Auckland, Takapuna, Palmerston North, Dunedin and Ashburton, opening at the St James Theatre in Wellington on 27 February and closing at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre on 24 March.

Two for one requirements:
• Available from today
• Valid for two student tickets for the price of one (plus service fees) for all performances of Made to Move nationwide
• Valid student ID must be presented at the time of purchase. Both student IDs are required, however only one of the students needs to be present.
• Only available in person from the venue box office
• Maximum of two tickets per booking
A limited number of seats are available for this offer (numbers and price reserves vary from centre to centre)
• Only available up until the day before the show

About the Todd Scholarship
The Todd Scholarship is awarded annually to a promising graduate of the New Zealand School of Dance and has been generously provided by Todd Corporation for the last 13 years.

Season of Made to Move tour dates:

Wellington: 27 February – 2 March, St James Theatre
Napier: 5 March, Napier Municipal Theatre
Auckland: 8 – 10 March, ASB Theatre
Takapuna 13 – 14 March, Bruce Mason Centre
Palmerston North: 17 March, Regent on Broadway
Dunedin: 20 March, Regent Theatre
Ashburton: 23 – 24 March, Ashburton Trust Event Centre

Approximate running time: 2 hours, including two intervals.
Casting note: As with all RNZB productions, there are several casts. Audience members are advised to check RNZB’s website for cast lists.

For more information visit:

Made to Move:
Three world premieres in one night, Made to Move showcases three brand new works that celebrate the joy of dance, opening in Wellington at the end of next month.
Ethan Stiefel’s first original work for the RNZB, Bier Halle, brings the exuberance of a Bavarian inspired beer hall to the Stage. Choreographer Javier De Frutos creates his third work for the RNZB, The Anatomy of a Passing Cloud, inspired by the Pacific, an exciting follow up to his award-winning Milagros (2003) and Banderillero (2006). Former company member Andrew Simmons, creator of 2010’s beautiful A Song in the Dark complete the trio of world premieres with Of Days.

Royal New Zealand Ballet (RNZB):
Celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2013 the RNZB is an intrinsic part of New Zealand’s national heritage, and has the largest following of all New Zealand performing arts companies. The RNZB enjoys a reputation for strong and unique interpretations of full-length dramatic works. To this base have been added the masterworks and major ballets of the 20th century, such as Balanchine's works and the Stravinsky ballets, and the company has an enviable track record in commissioning new works from New Zealand and international choreographers. The RNZB regularly represents New Zealand on the international stage, with recent tours to the UK, Australia and a tour to China is taking place in April of this year. Filming of the third series of hit reality television show ‘Secret Lives of Dancers’ commenced in early 2013 and will be on screen later in the year. The New Zealand Film Commission are funding a major motion film directed by Toa Fraser (No 2 and Dean Spanley) based on RNZB’s 2012 season of Giselle for general release in late 2013 .

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