Please create an account
or Log in to subscribe


Subscribe to our RSS feeds Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Facebook Subscribe to our RSS feeds Watch us on Youtube View us on Instagram

Allegro: Five Short Ballets

The Royal New Zealand Ballet presents Allegro - a powerhouse of five dynamic ballets from leading international choreographers.

Allegro: Five Short Ballets

Allegro Brillante

Precision, musicality, virtuoso technique – Russian classicism meets New York flair in a breathless display of classical ballet at its finest.

Choreography: George Balanchine

Music: Tchaikovsky, Piano Concerto No. 3, Op. 75

Allegro Brillante

New Zealand premiere: Les Lutins (‘The Goblins’)

Flirty and fun, two male dancers compete for the attention of a single female with increasingly daredevil moves – things are not what they seem following the addition of a violinist and pianist to the stage.

Choreography: Johan Kobborg

Music for violin and piano by Bazzini and Wieniawski-Kreisler will be played live for all performances by Benjamin Baker, 2013 New Zealand Development Prize winner at the Michael Hill International Violin Competition, accompanied by Michael Pansters.

Les Lutins


A world premiere specially created for the RNZB, Satellites, by New Zealand choreographer Daniel Belton, will include electronic music, animation and kinetic sculpture integrated with the dance.

Choreography: Daniel Belton

Music: Jan-Bas Bollen

Animation: Jac Grenfell

Kinetic sculpture: Jim Murphy

Costume design: Donnine Harrison

Cropped Satllites pic 2

New Zealand premieres Two works by Larry Keigwin

Mattress Suite

Created in 2003 for Keigwin’s New York Keigwin+Company, Mattress Suite is made up of six scenes about love affairs, either on or near a mattress. This is the first time that the choreographer has allowed another company the privilege of performing his signature work.

Choreography: Larry Keigwin

Music: Stevie Wonder, Bill Withers, Giuseppe Verdi and Etta James

Matress Suite


‘Mr Keigwin made dynamite choices in Megalopolis, a divinely well-structured encounter between formalism and club culture…’ The New York Times, 2009

Larry Keigwin’s style fuses Broadway, club culture and the worlds of fashion and burlesque.

Choreography: Larry Keigwin

Music: Steve Reich and MIA

Lighting for all five works is by Nigel Percy

RNZB Megalopolis with Abigail Boyle and Loughlan Prior credit Ross Brown

Allegro: Five short ballets

Auckland, Hamilton, Napier, Palmerston North, Wellington, Invercargill & Dunedin

23 July – 23 August

Connect with us:

To win tickets click here to enter.

Share on Facebook Pin on Pinterest Share by Email

Post a Comment

© MiNDFOOD 2013. All Rights Reserved

Web Design Sydney