Dancing with Mozart - the Royal New Zealand Ballet

Great music inspires great dance this winter, as the Royal New Zealand Ballet brings works by two of the greatest choreographers of the 20th and 21st centuries to New Zealand stages, together with an exciting new commission from Birmingham-based, Christchurch-born choreographer, Corey Baker.

Accompanied live by The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra this mixed bill of four outstanding dance works, set to the music of the master Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, will delight lovers of classical music, tutu ballets and contemporary dance alike.

Works by legendary Czech choreographer, Jiří Kylián, are sought after and treasured by dance companies the world over. The Royal New Zealand Ballet is honoured to stage two works created by Kylián for Nederlands Dans Theater. Petite Mort, inspired by Mozart’s late piano concertos, was commissioned by the Salzburg Festival in 1991 to mark the 200th anniversary of Mozart’s death, and is one of Kylián’s most celebrated works. It is here paired with Kylián’s witty and energetic Sechs Tänze, created for NDT in 1986.

Great Russian-American choreographer George Balanchine, founder of New York City Ballet and one of the most influential choreographers of all time, considered Mozart’s Divertimento No. 15 in B flat, K287 to be the finest divertimento ever written. We are excited to add Balanchine’s Divertimento No. 15, created in 1956 for 16 dancers of New York City Ballet, to our repertoire in 2018.

New Zealand choreographer Corey Baker’s new work, tailor-made for dancers of the Royal New Zealand Ballet, completes this programme of New Zealand – and world - premieres.

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Last updated: 11 June 2019