Black Swan, White Swan

Past Event20 Jun - 22 Jun

Black Swan, White Swan

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ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre

Dance

Witness a magnificent re-telling of ballet’s most enduring classic Swan Lake, with the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s new production Black Swan, White Swan.  

In 2012, Patricia Barker commissioned Slovak choreographer Mário Radačovský to create a new version of Swan Lake for Grand Rapids Ballet in Michigan. The stripped down, elemental version of the story which Radačovský created, with the agony and ecstasy of Tchaikovsky’s original score at its heart, was an instant success with audiences, and has gone on to have acclaimed performances in both the USA and Europe.

As an exciting addition to its repertoire of full-length story ballets, and following in the company’s long tradition of presenting fresh takes on classic works, the Royal New Zealand Ballet is delighted to bring Black Swan, White Swan to New Zealand audiences in Autumn 2019. With its focus on Siegfried’s struggle with ideal love, pure evil, temptation, and most of all, himself, this is a Swan Lake for the 21st century.

“Black Swan, White Swan is an artistic accomplishment of the highest order. Choreographer Mario Radačovský’s production [is] beguiling, captivating, ultimately enigmatic.”  - The Grand Rapids Press



Credits:
Choreography:   Mário Radačovský
Music: Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 
Costume design:  Patricia Barker 
Set design:  Marek Hollý 
Projection design:  Michael Auer

*Pre-Performance Talk | 6.30 - 7pm, Friday 21 June

Date: Friday 21 June, 2019

Times: 6:30pm - 7:00pm

Venue: Air New Zealand Foyer (Level 5)

Number of chairs: 100+ in theatre style
Patrons attending the 7.30pm evening performance of Black Swan, White Swan are invited to attend a talk by one of our RNZB Artistic Staff.

This talk provides a fascinating insight into the creation of this new full-length ballet. Learn about the creatives’ intentions and the stimulating challenges encountered to bring this production to life.

Free event, no booking required. There is limited seating so please arrive early in order to secure a seat.

Post-Matinee Q&A | Saturday 22 June

Date: Saturday 22 June, 2019

Patrons attending the 1:30pm matinee performance of Black Swan, White Swan are invited to stay in the theatre at the conclusion of the performance for a Q&A session with some of the dancers.

Cost: free of charge

Warm up, Curtain up! | 6.20 - 6.50 pm, Saturday 22 June

Date: Saturday 22 June, 2019
Times: 6:20pm - 6:50pm
Patrons attending the 7:30pm evening performance of Black Swan, White Swan are invited to watch the dancers as they warm up for their performance. Main doors of the auditorium unlock for access from 6.15pm onwards.
Entry by gold coin donation.

 

Open Classes | Saturday 22 June

Date: Saturday 22 June, 2019
Once again this year, the RNZB is offering a range of exciting classes for students of all levels. There is two classes that day: Junior 8.15am – 9.15am & Advanced 9.30m – 11am
Classes happen on stage. Students access the theatre via the backstage door.

Booking essential. Limited places so book now not to miss out! Book here

Ticket Pricing

Booking is now open for 2019 subscriptions

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18 September 2018: Booking opens for new RNZB subscribers for 2019.

1 November 2018: Public sales open for all single ticket sales.

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