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Venus Rising

Venus Rising

Following its triumphant 2019 season, The Royal New Zealand Ballet is back to present an all-new ballet production 'Venus Rising'. This masterful programme is set to grace seven prestigious theatres—hitting Wellington, Napier, Christchurch, Dunedin, Palmerston North, Tauranga and Auckland from May through to July.

'Venus Rising'—brightest of stars, herald of the dusk and of the dawn—is a culmination of four extraordinary masterworks. A highly-anticipated production that is completed by RNZB's inspirational and internationally-renowned choreographers, featuring:

Twyla Tharp
She is one of the world's greatest living choreographers. Her classical 'Waterbaby Bagatelles' features 27 dancers leap and spin across the stage in an ever-changing ocean of light—with the music flowing seamlessly as groups of dancers sparkle and glow.

Alice Topp
Meditative and moving, Alice's award-winning ballet 'Aurum' is inspired by the Japanese art of kintsugi. It's a practice of mending cracks in precious ceramics with gold, creating a new whole which celebrates the beauty of the broken.

Andrea Schermoly
Known as the first female resident choreographer of Louisville Ballet, Andrea is one of RNZB's trailblazing heroines. She's astounded audiences with her 2018's 'Stand To Reason'—a superb production which pays tribute to Kate Sheppard and her suffragists (based on the 1888 pamphlet 'Ten Reasons Why A Woman Should Vote').

Sarah Foster-Sproull
Sarah is RNZB's new Choreographer in Residence for 2020/21. After her two captivating productions 'Despite the Loss of Small Detail' and 'Artemis Rising', she will be creating her latest work for the company, inspired by the baroque theme 'La Folia'.

Book your seats fast and witness the spirit and power of 'Venus Rising' this winter!

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