Royal New Zealand Ballet Presents Bold Moves

Thu 5 September - Sat 7 September 2019

Works by George Balanchine, William Forsythe and Andrea Schermoly.

Choreographers from three continents, sharing New Zealand stages this winter.

George Balanchine’s Serenade: 28 dancers transported by Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings, moving through time and space in perfect patterns, supremely structured yet somehow free. 

William Forsythe’s Artifact II: a blast of neon and strobe. Primary colours, Bach spliced with electronica, and a larger than life American athleticism.

These two iconic works bookend a powerful new commission by Andrea Schermoly: Stand to Reason. Drama, drive, pulsating beauty – movement inspired by the tenacity of the bold women who won the vote.

You don’t want to miss a step.




Artifact II

Choreography:                                   William Forsythe

Assistant to the choreographer:     Thierry Guiderdoni

Music:                                                   J S Bach: Chaconne from Partita Nr.2 BWV 1004 in D minor, performed by Nathan Milstein

Stage, light and costume design:    William Forsythe

Technical prepartion:                       Tanja Rühl


Choreography:                                  George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust

Repetiteur:                                         Patricia Barker

Music:                                                 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings in C, Op.48

Costume design:                              Barbara Karinska


Stand to Reason

Choreography:                                 Andrea Schermoly

Music:                                                Johann Paul von Westhoff, Marin Marais, Ludwig van Beethoven

Lighting design:                              Andrew Lees

Costume design:                             RNZB Costume Department






Upcoming performances

Thu 5 September 2019
7:30 pm
Fri 6 September 2019
7:30 pm
Sat 7 September 2019
7:30 pm