Royal New Zealand Ballet Presents
Venus Rising

Fri 28 August - Sat 29 August 2020

Twyla Tharp is one of the world’s greatest living choreographers. In Waterbaby Bagatelles, 27 dancers leap and spin across the stage in an ever-changing ocean of light; the music flowing seamlessly as groups of dancers sparkle and glow.

Meditative and moving, Alice Topp’s award-winning Aurum is inspired by the Japanese art of kintsugi, the practice of mending cracks in precious ceramics with gold, creating a new whole which celebrates the beauty of the broken.

Venus Rising is completed by two works by leading international choreographers, whose earlier works for the company have been acclaimed by audiences and loved by dancers. Enjoy the New Zealand premiere of a recent acclaimed commission by Andrea Schermoly, and a new work by Sarah Foster-Sproull, the RNZB’s new Choreographer in Residence for 2020/21, inspired by the baroque ‘La Folia’.

Four extraordinary works, by inspirational and internationally renowned choreographers, capture the spirit and power of Venus Rising – brightest of stars, herald of the dusk and of the dawn.

Upcoming performances

Fri 28 August 2020
7:30 pm
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Sat 29 August 2020
7:30 pm
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