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Where:

Regent Theatre, Dunedin

When:

7:30PM Thursday, 15 June, 2017 NZ
Royal New Zealand Ballet presents Three by Ekman

Royal New Zealand Ballet presents Three by Ekman

Alexander Ekman's Cacti captivated audiences during the RNZB's Speed of Light tour in 2016, with the New Zealand Herald hailing its 'cheeky effervescence, irrepressible energy and beguiling wit.' New Zealanders now have the opportunity to see Cacti again, together with two additional works by Ekman: Tuplet, created for Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet and premiered at The Joyce Theater, New York, in 2012; and Episode 31, made for the Senior Graduation Class at The Juilliard School and premiered in New York in 2011. The RNZB is the first company in the world to present these works together.

All three works showcase the hallmarks of Ekman's style: exuberant and complex rhythms in which the dancers are at one with the music; a deep pleasure in the human interactions of dance; and witty, stylish staging. Tuplet, for just six dancers, is the most intimate of the three works, riffing off the split-second precision of contemporary ballet dancers at the top of their game. Episode 31 is larger in scale, a torrent of youthful vigour harnessing the energy of New York City. Cacti (2010) brings it all together, combining hilarious insights into the dancers' innermost thoughts with a mesmerising musicality. Once again, the RNZB will be joined by the New Zealand String Quartet onstage for all performances.

Tuplet - 18 mins
Pause - 5 mins (not considered an interval - just a pause. This will also be the first chance the seat latecomers as the lockout will run the length of Tuplet).
Episode 31 - 23 mins
Interval - 20 mins (next chance to seat latecomers after pause)
Cacti - 30 mins

http://www.rnzb.org.nz | http://www.regenttheatre.co.nz

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