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Royal New Zealand Ballet News - New Scarlett, UK Tour with Kobborg Giselle and New Director.


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Lots of news from RNZB this morning...

 

In 2015 Liam Scarlett is doing a new 'full-length' Midsummer Nights Dream for RNZB - using the Mendelssohn score and with designs by Tracy Grant Lord (among others she did their excellent R&J). It premieres on 20 August 2015 in Wellington. Details:

http://www.rnzb.org.nz/shows-and-events/the-vodafone-season-of-a-midsummer-night's-dream/about/

 

Also in 2015 RNZB are touring England and Scotland with the Kobborg/Stiefel Giselle. Can't find any dates but suspect Autumn 2015. It's an acclaimed production and look forward to seeing it. The news is in this press release about a new Director:

http://www.rnzb.org.nz/news/news/new-ad-and-2015-season/

 

Finally they have a new director, following the departure of Ethan Stiefel - Francesco Ventriglia. He has been Director of MaggioDanza in Florence since 2010. Lots of blurb about him in the press release:

http://www.rnzb.org.nz/news/news/new-ad-and-2015-season/

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