Brigitte Knight

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Brigitte is the Artistic Director of The Friday Company, Peer Assessor for Creative New Zealand, senior ballet teacher at AWDA, ballet, contemporary and jazz tutor at AAAB, critic at ​theatrescenes.co.nzwhatsgood.co.nz, theatreview.org.nzdanz.org.nz, and The Post, a founding member of Ballet Collective Aotearoa, a Trustee for the National Dance Archive of New Zealand/ Ngā Kaitiaki Taonga Kanikani O Aotearoa, and a freelance adjudicator and choreographer.

Brigitte Knight's reviews

IYKYK

Wellington, Kerikeri, Palmerston North, Hamilton, Auckland, Christchurch

20/07/2023 - 27/03/2024

"Fostering and promoting contemporary dance in Aotearoa..

"Human stories glimpsed in fleeting detail..

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Venus Rising RNZB 2022

Christchurch, Wellington

24/11/2022 - 03/12/2022

"The Whole Cast Shines..

"Venus Rising on stage after four Covid postponements for RNZB triple bill..

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Tutus on Tour 2022

Dunedin, Christchurch, Auckland, Tauranga, Napier, Palmerston North, Wellington

07/10/2022 - 09/11/2022

"An Eclectic Programme With Flare and Versatility..

"Tutus a mixed bill..

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CINDERELLA

Wellington, Auckland, Napier, Christchurch

03/08/2022 - 28/08/2022

"Cinderella - what ‘happily ever after’ means in the twenty-first century..

"Cinderella - stylish and glamorous, with the feeling of 60’s retro Chanel and Dior..

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JERSEY BOYS The story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

Wellington

21/05/2021 - 06/06/2021

"Stunning cast and performance has the audience singing and dancing..

"Awesome Foursome..

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Giselle

Wellington, Auckland, Palmerston North, Christchurch, Napier, Dunedin

12/05/2021 - 09/06/2021

"It would have been a mistake, however, to have left at the interval..

"“Ballets are the dreams of poets taken seriously”..

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Strasbourg 1518

Wellington, Auckland

12/03/2020 - 28/03/2021

"Mystery and Frenzy..

"Powerful ruminations on the original event and our current situation..

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NZ School of Dance 2019 Graduation Season

Wellington

20/11/2019 - 30/11/2019

"Aspiring to sprezzatura..

"A great variety of choreographic offerings..

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ORBICULUS New Zealand School of Dance Choreographic Season

Wellington

22/05/2019 - 28/05/2019

"Watch this space..

"Smart, strong dancers, safe and secure choreography..

Kiss the Sky

Auckland, Wellington, Wanaka, Invercargill

29/06/2017 - 01/05/2019

"Triple bill showcases dance company's development..

"Rich contrasts in triple bill..

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MEAT

Dunedin, Auckland, Wellington

14/08/2018 - 13/04/2019

"Conversation-stoking commitment..

"Shattering!..

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Nobody hears the axe fall

Wellington

05/03/2019 - 10/03/2019

"Not an easy watch..

NZSD Graduation Season (Innovation) 2018

Wellington

21/11/2018 - 01/12/2018

"Innovation - the passion of commitment..

"A pleasingly-broad presentation of contemporary choreographies..

NZSD Graduation Season (Tradition) 2018

Wellington

21/11/2018 - 01/12/2018

"Tradition - life as a dancer..

"A varied and entertaining showcase..

STRENGTH AND GRACE

Wellington

17/08/2018 - 18/08/2018

"Suffrage Embodied..

"RNZB impresses with Strength & Grace..

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WELCOME TO THE MURDER HOUSE!

Wellington

26/05/2018 - 10/06/2018

"Cell Block Vaudeville..

"Multi-layered, profound yet fluid and highly engaging..

OrphEus – a dance opera

Auckland, Wellington

08/03/2018 - 17/03/2018

"A fittingly grand production..

"OrphEus is a diving delight..

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Akram Khan's Giselle

Auckland

01/03/2018 - 04/03/2018

"A Masterpiece..

"Superb dancing..

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UNITEC DANCE SHOWCASE 17

Auckland

16/11/2017 - 19/11/2017

"Energy and vitality enrich showcase of dance..

CONTRAST

Greytown, Tauranga, Auckland, Dunedin, Wellington, Christchurch, Havelock North

22/10/2017 - 11/11/2017

"Spellbinding the audience..

"Energy, conviction and intriguing contrasts..

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SHORT + SWEET DANCE 2017 Season 1

Auckland

05/09/2017 - 06/09/2017

"Thirteen short dances seize the day..

ROMEO & JULIET - the Royal NZ Ballet 2017

Wellington, Christchurch, Auckland, Dunedin, Palmerston North, Napier

16/08/2017 - 24/09/2017

"A grand spectacle..

"Sumptuous styling..

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