A difficult but fascinating work, brilliantly performed. Like any juicy argument there are moments of real clarity when language & action flow rhythmically. At other times it is jarring, obscene & tedious... Continue Reading
There could hardly be two ballets more diametrically opposed than those which make up the Royal’s current double bill – Monotones I and II, with its limpid restraint, and The Two Pigeons, with its whirl of colour and melodrama. Yet at the core of both is a belief in …
The Royal New Zealand Ballet has a predilection for quirkiness, perhaps even a tendency to break established traditions. It has always been a pioneering ensemble; juggling a repertoire of classical ballets ... Continue Reading
Forget individualism; competitive sparring and macho posturing are banished from this fraternal gathering which is refreshingly amiable, gracious and inclusive. Continue Reading
Africarmen may not be the easiest piece to follow, but the company give everything to Tavaziva’s complex, high energy choreography, and that alone is breathtaking to watch.
There’s a lot of talent on this stage; they’ve shown us what they can do, now they need to show us why.