RNZB Three by Ekman, 17 May - 15 June 2017
Prepare yourself for an electrifying night out as the RNZB presents not one, but three razor-sharp works by Alexander Ekman, performed together for the first time. Cacti captivated audiences during the RNZB's Speed of Light tour in 2016. Don't miss the opportunity to see Cacti again, together with two additional works showcasing Ekman's exuberant, complex rhythms and witty, stylish staging.
Tuplet, created for Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet and premiered at The Joyce Theater, New York, in 2012, is the most intimate of the three works, riffing off the split-second precision of contemporary ballet dancers at the top of their game.
Episode 31 is larger in scale, a torrent of youthful vigour harnessing the energy of New York City, made for the Senior Graduation Class at The Juilliard School and premiered in New York in 2011.
Cacti (2010) brings it all together, combining hilarious insights into the dancers’ innermost thoughts with a mesmerising musicality. Once again, the RNZB will be joined by the New Zealand String Quartet onstage for all performances.
DATES & TICKETS
Wellington | St James Theatre | 17 – 20 May
Auckland | ASB Waterfront Theatre | 24 May – 1 June
Napier | Napier Municipal Theatre | 4 June
Christchurch | Isaac Theatre Royal | 9 – 10 June
Dunedin | Regent Theatre | 14 – 15 June
Check out this behind the scenes video of the Royal New Zealand Ballet rehearsing.