The TOWER Season of

Royal NZ Ballet – From Here to There

March 4–6, 2010

ITR Auditorium

The journey begins here.

Take a leap into the extraordinary with the Royal New Zealand Ballet's TOWER Season of From Here to There, three stylish, spirited and sensual works of dance, featuring two new commissions – A Song In The Dark and Silhouette – and the return of an acclaimed encore, A Million Kisses to My Skin.

A Song In The Dark
A Song In The Dark is the much-anticipated new work by one of New Zealand's emerging choreographic talents, Andrew Simmons. Set to music by Philip Glass and embracing themes of missed opportunities, love and beauty in the ordinary; Simmons injects a new sense of style and energy to classical ballet.

Choreographer: Andrew Simmons
Music: Tirol Concerto by Philip Glass
Design: Kate Venables
Lighting: Jordan Tuinman

Acclaimed UK-based choreographer Christopher Hampson - creator of RNZB's Cinderella and Romeo & Juliet - returns down under to deck dancers out in black tutus for the premiere of his work Silhouette. Inspired by Poulenc's Concert Champêtre, this dynamic new commission featuring the full company is guaranteed to dazzle.

Choreographer: Christopher Hampson
Music: Concert Champêtre by Francis Poulenc
Design: Gary Harris
Lighting: Jordon Tuinman

A Million Kisses to My Skin
David Dawson's sublime A Million Kisses to My Skin was first performed by the Royal New Zealand Ballet in 2005. Capturing the tempo of Bach's Concerto No 1, this fluid and visually stunning work has been described as a "bravura vocabulary of movement that swoops, dips and swirls and is passed on from dancer to dancer as though they are sharing the sheer joy of movement".

Choreographer and set design: David Dawson
Music: Concerto No 1 in D minor by Johan Sebastian Bach
Costume design: Yumiko Takeshima
Lighting: Bert Dalhuysen, recreated by Jordan Tuinman