The Royal New Zealand Ballet

20 Aug - 12 Dec

Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre, Aotea Centre; Bruce Mason Centre

The Royal New Zealand Ballet’s 2020 season will bring you dance that delights you, moves you, starts conversations and brings people together, inspiring you to see ballet with fresh eyes.

The award-winning Colombian-Belgian Annabelle Lopez-Ochoa, one of today’s most in-demand choreographers, will give sensual life to Dangerous Liaisons, a compelling tale and tangled web of manipulation, seduction and betrayal as relevant now as 250 years ago. This will be 2020’s hottest ticket to the ballet!

Finish the year with the quintessential classical ballet, The Ryman Healthcare Season of The Sleeping Beauty, our family production for Christmas 2020. The grandest of fairy tales, luxuriating in Tchaikovsky’s gorgeous score performed live by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, it spills over with fairies, woodland sprites, handsome princes and, at its heart, an enchanting princess.

The Royal New Zealand Ballet will also present Venus Rising, a mixed bill of ballets by Twyla Tharp, Alice Topp, Andrea Schermoly and Sarah Foster-Sproull, at the ASB Waterfront Theatre from 1 – 5 July.


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A beautifully trained company
Lewis Segal - dance critic, Los Angeles Times