Past Event8 Apr - 9 Apr 2021

Subtle Dances

No longer available

Bruce Mason Centre


Auckland Arts Festival/Te Ahurei Toi o Tāmaki is pleased to announce the rescheduling of the following performances for Subtle Dances

Friday 5 March, 7:30pm rescheduled to Thursday 8 April, 7:30pm
Saturday 6 March, 7:30pm rescheduled to Friday 9 April, 7:30pm

All existing tickets for this performance will remain valid for the new date (listed above) without the need to exchange – no action is needed.

If you had tickets for Saturday 6th March, 2:30pm performance you will need to contact Ticketmaster to confirm a new date or request a refund.

If you are unable to attend the rescheduled show you can apply for a full refund or alternatively exchange to another performance by contacting Ticketmaster.

We kindly ask that you submit refund requests within 14 days of notification.  Any refund requests need to be  submitted in writing to Ticketmaster.


Witness the birth of an exciting new company in New Zealand with the launch of BalletCollective Aotearoa and its stimulating inaugural programme of proudly homegrown dance, music and design.

Subtle Dances is a trio of new work created by some of New Zealand’s most exciting choreographers: London-based Cameron McMillan (former dancer with Royal New Zealand Ballet, English National Ballet, Rambert), Loughlan Prior (Royal New Zealand Ballet) and Sarah Knox (Footnote New Zealand Dance, Black Grace).

Harnessing the energy and vivacity of ballet dancers trained here in Aotearoa, and starring the astonishing Abigail Boyle, the work engages in our unique creativity shaped by the country’s isolation and rugged landscape; our openness to new and immersive ideas through many cultural influences; and the innate curiosity of all New Zealanders.

In collaboration, the prodigious NZTrio – Amalia Hall (violin), Ashley Brown (cello) and Somi Kim (piano) – will perform live John Psathas’ work Helix, Claire Cowan’s Subtle Dances (commissioned by NZTrio), and music by Rhian Sheehan, rearranged for NZTrio by Ryan Youens.

Pictured: Abigail Boyle & William Fitzgerald.

Image credit: Celia Walmsley

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