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The Ryman Healthcare season of The Sleeping Beauty

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

29/10/2020 - 06/12/2020

"An evening at the ballet..

"A ballet with lockdown at its centre..

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

06/11/2019 - 29/10/2023

"Serious themes at the heart...

"Vale Jon T. Thank you...

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13/11/2019 - 13/11/2019

"Doesn’t so much transcend emotions as unsettle them..

"Slow moving tableaux..

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Born out of Curiosity

Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington

23/11/2017 - 06/10/2018

"Cohesive and committed..

"Beautiful work, engaging performance..

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Table 12


14/06/2013 - 16/06/2013

"A clever pastiche of cabaret..

"NZ funk/lounge on the menu..

Random Acts of God & Other Stories: A Contemporary Cabaret

Christchurch, Nelson

14/12/2010 - 21/10/2011

"The best performance in Nelson Arts Festival 2011..

"Accomplished performers raise questions about power..

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The Nutcracker

Wellington, Napier, Christchurch, Auckland, Invercargill, Palmerston North

29/10/2010 - 09/12/2010

"Slick theatrical magic!..

"The Nutcracker - great to watch..

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The Great Piratical Rumbustification


27/09/2010 - 09/10/2010

"The thrills and magic of live performance..

2010 Made in New Zealand

Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin

26/04/2010 - 26/05/2010

"Footnote’s triumph lies with Purlieu..

"Physically robust ensemble in tight performance mode..

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Dance of Desire

Christchurch, Auckland

03/04/2010 - 22/04/2010

"All-encompassing globalised mix of old with new..

"Heartily appreciated..

Peter Pan

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

30/10/2009 - 10/12/2009

"A window to magical world of adventure, secrets and spectacle..

"Applause richly deserved for rollicking performance..

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The Poor Dears


01/10/2009 - 04/10/2009

"Enchanting, madcap and poignant celebration of difference..

La Sylphide

Wellington, Christchurch, Invercargill, Auckland, Dunedin, Napier

30/07/2009 - 03/09/2009

"Perpetuating imperial European cultural legacies..

"Polished performances capture true spirit of this melodramatic dance..

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05/08/2009 - 08/08/2009

"Creative and captivating..

Finders Keepers

Clyde, Central Otago, Christchurch, Wanaka

28/04/2009 - 26/07/2009

"Caged by desire and rage..

"Love’s flutter suffocated..

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