Ballet lesson with a difference

The Royal New Zealand Ballet’s lockdown series continues. This weekend it’s Swan Lake, ballet’s most beloved classic, retold in an electrifying new version.

Friday 8 May, 7:30pm
Saturday 9 May, 1:30pm
Sunday 10 May, 10:30am

With Tchaikovsky’s famous score in the air, swans flood the stage in a sea of intricate hand movements and delicate footwork. Follow Siegfried’s struggle with love and betrayal, articulated with impressive lifts and complex pas de deux and pas de trois.

Broadcast live on Facebook Premiere. You do not need an account to view this broadcast.

You can also watch via a link available on the day on RNZB’s webpage

If you’d like to use the ballet as an educational tool, you can find out more about how the work was created, its historical context and production details such as staging and costuming. The resource also contains lively dance activities for all school-aged students. Check it out here

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