What: Many missed out when the Royal New Zealand Ballet was forced to cancel performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream this year due to COVID restrictions, but now you have the chance to see the spectacular production from the comfort of your home.
A specially filmed broadcast of the show is available for at-home streaming from 3 December for an exclusive ten-day period, giving people all over the world the chance to delight in fairies, lovers, mischief and moonlight conspiring in one of Shakespeare’s most beloved classic tales.
“Inspired by the exceptional film productions created by the likes of the National Theatre in London and New York’s Metropolitan Opera, we have been making a name for ourselves with our high quality, on-demand broadcasts, shot by the country’s best dance videographer, Jeremy Brick,” RNZB Artistic Director Patricia Barker says.
“Filmed over consecutive performances to capture a true experience of the live performance, including close-ups which take viewers into the heart of the action and brilliance onstage, this wonderful production brings as much joy to the dancers as it does to its delighted audiences. It is a special, sparkly pre-Christmas treat.”
The RNZB’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream broadcast is available via Tikstream (Minimum NZ$15. Suggested: NZ$20, with additional donations welcome).
Once purchased, Tikstream will send a unique access code and a link via email. The access code can only be used on one device and is live from 9.00am Friday, 3 December NZDT to 11.59pm Sunday, 12 December NZDT. There is an option to cast the broadcast to TV, if the device allows.
Unlike previous RNZB broadcasts, this will not be extended given the pending Christmas period. Don’t miss out.
When: 3-12 December