Ann Hunt

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Ann Hunt has written about and reviewed dance for the Evening Post, Dominion, Sunday Star Times, DANZ Magazine, Theatreview and various other publications.  Currently she is the dance reviewer for the DominionPost and Theatreview links to her reviews there..

 Ann worked for some years as a freelance actor in Wellington, including two and a half years with the Theatre-in-education group Town and Country Players under the directorship of Murray Edmond. A professional storyteller, trained teacher and Children and Young Adults Librarian, Ann worked in various Wellington Libraries for many years. After moving to the Kapiti Coast, she worked from 2001-2008 as the Children and Young Adults Librarian at Waikanae Library.


Ann Hunt's reviews


Wellington, Hamilton, Auckland, Dunedin, Tauranga, Nelson, Edinburgh, Scotland, Havelock North, Wairarapa

18/10/2015 - 21/10/2017

"Bouquet charms, teases, taunts and celebrates..

"Expanding our minds and pleasure receptors..

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A Midsummer Night's Dream (RNZB)

Wellington, Christchurch, Auckland, Napier, Global

20/08/2015 - 12/04/2020

"The course of true love never did run smooth..

"A feel-good ballet to enjoy at home..

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NOW 2015

Wellington, Auckland, Hamilton

09/07/2015 - 19/07/2015

"Young, fresh and exuberant..

"Invigorating and thought provoking..

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SALUTE - Remembering World War

Auckland, Hamilton, Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington, Napier

22/05/2015 - 25/06/2015

"Movement knows no bounds..

"Dancers give everything they have..

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16/05/2015 - 17/05/2015

"A most effective coda to the futility of this war and all wars..

The Royal NZ Ballet presents DON QUIXOTE

Wellington, Christchurch, Auckland, Dunedin

04/03/2015 - 29/03/2015

"Lucid and charming re-telling..

"Spanish escapism and fabulous dancing..

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ROTUNDA 2015 Australasian Tour

Christchurch, Wellington, Auckland, Dunedin

19/03/2015 - 25/04/2015

"Striking elements..

"Very touching..

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Spiegelworld EMPIRE

Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch

21/10/2014 - 15/02/2015

"Much to like..

"Spiegeltent home to slick, professional pick‘n’mix..

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Mana Wahine

Auckland, Wellington, Hamilton, Rotorua, Dunedin, Napier

15/02/2014 - 26/06/2016

"Two years after debut, Mana Wahine still an unforgettable performance..

"Embracing the inherent power of mana wahine as a collective force..

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Allegro: Five Short Ballets

Auckland, Dunedin, Hamilton, Wellington, Invercargill, Napier

05/07/2014 - 23/08/2014

"The pleasures of dancing..

"Audience whooping well deserved..

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The Residents - New Zealand School of Dance Choreographic Season 2014

Wellington, Auckland

16/05/2014 - 15/10/2014

"Outgoing exuberance and wonderful ability..

"Powerful, darkly beautiful work..

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Wellington, Nelson, Dunedin

08/03/2014 - 18/10/2014

"Athleticism with humour, style and grace sets an incredibly high standard..

"Cirquish cartooning and charisma..

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Straight Laced


02/03/2014 - 08/03/2014

"Societal pressures explored in nightclub..

"Emergent dis-ease with homogeneous heterosexuality..

La Curva - Israel Galvan


27/02/2014 - 02/03/2014

"Review: La Curva..

"A mysterious, powerful, unpredictable dance..

Deca Dance - Batsheva Dance Company


21/02/2014 - 24/02/2014

"powerful, engaging commentary on the human condition..

"Superb dance company..

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Playing Nicely


15/02/2014 - 19/02/2014

"Playing nicely is seriously amusing..

"Paper cutouts well used..



16/11/2013 - 16/11/2013

"Inclusive and eclectic celebration..

A Festival of Russian Ballet


15/11/2013 - 15/11/2013

"Ecstatic reception despite poor production standards..

Footnote Dance Made in New Zealand 2013

Wellington, Hamilton, Auckland, New Plymouth

09/08/2013 - 15/10/2013

"Beautiful, unsettling and poignant..

"Colt, Carnival Hound and Fatu Na Toto at Tempo..

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Swan Lake - The Royal NZ Ballet

Dunedin, Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch

18/07/2013 - 21/08/2013

"Principals superb, matched by impressive dancing all round..

"Iconic moments splendidly performed..

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Language of Living - North Island tour

Auckland, Wellington

12/05/2013 - 12/06/2013

"Combined talents produce magic..

"Strong, fierce, competent dancing..

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