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TRIPLE TREAT FOR 60TH ANNIVERSARY

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Made to Move - The Royal NZ Ballet
See www.nzballet.org.nz

at St James Theatre, Wellington
From 27 Feb 2013 to 2 Mar 2013
[2 hours]

Reviewed by Ann Hunt, 28 Feb 2013
originally published in The Dominion Post

Three world premieres in one night is a splendid marker for the Royal New Zealand Ballet's 60th anniversary.

The company, in outstanding form, deliver a night of spirited dancing in entertaining, thought provoking and beautiful works.

Choreographer/set designer Javier de Frutos' Anatomy of a Passing Cloud is a stunningly clever, multi-layered work that on the surface is an evocation of the Pacific in all its vigour and beauty, yet beneath, perhaps all is not well in paradise.

Using a hybrid style of dance - a fusion of classical ballet, contemporary and Polynesian movements - he also mixes a reading from Genesis in Maori, traditional Cook Island drums, chants and songs and the harmonies of the Yandall Sisters with aplomb. We smile, but we also think.

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