25/04/2020 - 25/04/2020
COVID-19 Lockdown Festival 2020
This Saturday, Anzac Day, the Royal New Zealand Ballet will present a special broadcast of ‘Dear Horizon’ and ‘Passchendaele’, two works that were commissioned for our Salute programme back in 2015 and performed live with the New Zealand Army Band, to commemorate the centenary of the Gallipoli landings.
Anzac Day, Saturday 25 April
Please note, there are no broadcasts on Friday and Sunday this weekend.
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– These broadcasts are provided free of charge through Facebook Premiere.
– Links will be found here when available.
– Available globally.
‘Dear Horizon’ was Andrew Simmons’ fifth choreographic commission for the RNZB.
Of the work, Andrew wrote “Exploring such an important and sobering topic with the dancers has been quite a different challenge. Conflict is not joyful and nor deserving of celebration. I wanted to focus on human aspects and emotions of war: loss, fear, hopelessness. These are not specific to only one war and neither is this work – I hope that in whatever small way possible it may serve as a reminder and reflection upon all that war takes away.”
Neil Ieremia’s ‘Passchendaele’, with an intensely moving score by Dwayne Bloomfield is a work special and unique to the RNZB. The work is named after the Battle of Passchendaele, on 12 October 1917, the day on which the New Zealand Division suffered more casualties than on any other day in the First World War, or since.
We are honoured to share these works with you again this Anzac Day, with pride, respect, and gratitude to everyone who serves Aotearoa – in uniform and in every profession.
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