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Royal New Zealand Ballet 2006
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Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Sun May 14, 2000 12:19 pm ]
Post subject:  Royal New Zealand Ballet 2006

Image <P>Amy Hollingsworth soars in halo. Picture / Royal NZ Ballet<P><BR>An article from New Zealand about one of their young ballet dancers who will be joining Rambert Dance next year.<BR> <A HREF="" TARGET=_blank></A> <P><BR>And an interview with Mark Morris who was working with RNZB on his 'Drink to me only with thine eyes'.<BR> <A HREF="" TARGET=_blank></A> <p>[This message has been edited by Stuart Sweeney (edited May 14, 2000).]

Author:  kurinuku [ Sun Dec 10, 2006 9:14 am ]
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Giselle at the Aotea Centre
by BERNADETTE RAE for the New Zealand
published: December 8, 2006

A strictly classical work such as Giselle offers a company like the Royal New Zealand Ballet, whose forte lies at the contemporary end of the spectrum, every opportunity to get it wrong.

The first act is all rustic village on the Rhine, with happy peasants preparing for their harvest festival and first love blossoming. The second is set in a spectral forest, where the Wilis, the souls of betrothed girls betrayed before their weddings, lure young men, then dance them to death.


The answer to all those questions is yes. This is a fine Giselle, and with Yu Takayama in the title role on Auckland's opening night and Qi Huan as her prince Albrecht, rapturous.

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