Hansel & Gretel

5 Dec - 7 Dec

Hansel & Gretel

$36 - $150

ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre

Dance
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World premiere choreography by Loughlan Prior
Commissioned score by Claire Cowan

 

Faint starlight peeps through the dark forest canopy. It is midnight, the witching hour.

Alone and lost, two hungry children stumble towards a glowing vision of warmth and comfort, heaven for any child with an empty belly and an aching heart. But all is not as it seems…

For Christmas 2019, the Royal New Zealand Ballet is proud to present a new two-act ballet by Loughlan Prior, with a specially commissioned score by Claire Cowan. This major premiere brings together many of New Zealand’s creative talents to tell a timeless tale for audiences young and old.

RNZB Choreographer in Residence, Loughlan Prior has built up a significant body of work as a choreographer and filmmaker, creating works for members of the RNZB as well as for diverse New Zealand companies and creative partners, and for performances and film festivals in Australia, Germany, France, Canada and the USA. Loughlan was the winner of the RNZB’s inaugural Harry Haythorne Choreographic Award in 2015, and in 2016 received Creative New Zealand’s Tup Lang Choreographic Award. His The Long and The Short of It, inspired by Sir Jon Trimmer, enchanted New Zealand audiences during 2018’s Tutus on Tour.

Claire Cowan is at the forefront of compositional talent in New Zealand. She has received significant commissions and awards from orchestras including the Auckland Philharmonia and the NZSO National Youth Orchestra, recently winning a prestigious Silver Scroll for her television series soundtrack Hillary. Her classical concert work is unique in that it seamlessly merges art music and popular idioms, offering a strong connection to audiences. Since 2010, Claire has directed the popular Blackbird Ensemble, a theatrical orchestra dedicated to performing rarely heard music of all genres. Hansel & Gretel will be the first full-length ballet score ever commissioned from a female composer in RNZB’s history, performed live by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra


Credits:
Choreography: Loughlan Prior
Music: Claire Cowan 
Orchestra: Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra
Conductor: Hamish McKeich

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.

Adult

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Inner Circle
$150
Premium
$120
A Reserve
$99
B Reserve
$77
C Reserve
$52
D Reserve
$40

Child

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$50
A Reserve
$40
B Reserve
$32
C & D Reserve
$25

Student, Senior and Unwaged

Ticketmaster is the official ticketing agent for all ticketed events at Auckland Live.

For all ticketed events in Auckland Live venues – the ticket price plus service fees and credit card charges will apply.

Inner Circle
$135
Premium
$108
A Reserve
$71.1
B Reserve
$69.30
C Reserve
$46.80
D Reserve
$36

Upcoming Performances

$36.00 - $150.00
ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre
$36.00 - $150.00
ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre
$36.00 - $150.00
ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre
$36.00 - $150.00
ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre