Royal New Zealand Ballet 2022 Season
60 performances, 13 venues, 2 Arts Festivals and one historic move back to the St James Theatre – there’s a lot to look forward to in 2022. With a programme full of international premieres, timeless clasics and brand-new works from New Zealand’s leading choreographers, welcome to the RNZB’s 2022 Season of Dance.
The Royal New Zealand Ballet is honoured to present a national tour of New Zealand dance icon Russell Kerr’s timeless production of Swan Lake as a highlight of our 2022 season.
Considered the greatest of all classical ballets, Swan Lake is perfect synthesis of music and dance. We are thrilled to be able to present this important revival, our first since 2013, with the support of colleagues from the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (Wellington), the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra (Christchurch), and the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (Auckland).
With Tchaikovsky’s sweeping score – lush, romantic, instantly recognisable – and Kristian Fredrikson’s opulent designs, gorgeously lit by Jon Buswell, Swan Lake transports the audience from palace ballroom to lakeside in a wave upon wave of beauty and emotion. You’ll eb caught up in the unfolding tradegy and exalt as the dancers bring every nuance of their iconic roles to life, imbuing every moment with drama and dancing every step with love.
“The Royal New Zealand Ballet production of Swan Lake exceeds expectations.
Immaculately professional, the production overflows with an opulence and a gracefulness hard to find in other art forms, making show-goers feel alomost like royalty while the dancers are on stage.”
Lauren Hayes, Southland Times