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The Worm

Auckland

05/04/2023 - 05/04/2023

"Humour, energy, delight and a surprising amount of death in a production full of heart..

THE UNRULY TOURISTS

Auckland

22/03/2023 - 26/03/2023

"A challenge to classism and accessibility..

"Obstreperous tourists v rapacious media presented with seasoned flair..

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BALLET NOIR

Auckland

23/07/2021 - 24/07/2021

"Archival and experimental style...

Subtle Dances

Auckland, Dunedin

15/03/2021 - 15/04/2021

"Whoops and whistles of delight..

"Nothing short of a triumph..

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MATARIKI FOR TAMARIKI

Auckland

12/07/2019 - 20/07/2019

"Joyous, celebratory and sophisticated..

Black Swan, White Swan

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

31/05/2019 - 06/07/2019

"Glorious flair..

"Dancers shine with stripped back staging..

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HEMISPHERES

Christchurch, Dunedin, Palmerston North, Wellington, Auckland

15/02/2019 - 03/03/2019

"Footnote Dance's collaboration with Chinese company transcends boundaries..

"Connectivity and positive insight..

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HORRIBLE HISTORIES the best of Barmy Britain

Auckland, Wellington, New Plymouth

01/10/2017 - 07/10/2017

"Accessible and highly entertaining..

THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW and other stories

Auckland

18/07/2017 - 22/07/2017

"Magical, gentle, beautiful to watch..

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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MAMIL: Middle Aged Man In Lycra

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

25/07/2014 - 14/12/2019

"A very funny play about change..

"Holds up a mirror to honest self-appraisal..

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The 13 Storey Treehouse

Auckland

18/04/2017 - 22/04/2017

"Refreshing encouragement of imagination..

THE GRUFFALO

Auckland, Wellington, Palmerston North, New Plymouth

30/09/2016 - 30/10/2016

"Inventively told with delight, energy and skill..

"Excellent fun with a valuable message..

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EVITA

Auckland

28/05/2016 - 18/06/2016

"Timely staging of Evita hits all the right notes..

"Experience her story while you can..

AotearoHA: Rising Stars

Auckland

06/11/2015 - 06/11/2015

"Diverse and diverting..

INFINITE SPACE

Auckland

20/08/2015 - 21/08/2015

"Full of promise but falls short..

SWAN LAKE - Russian National Ballet Theatre

Wellington, Dunedin, Auckland, Napier

10/08/2015 - 29/08/2015

"A Russian thing?..

"Being Russian - Swan Lake..

CATERPILLARS

Tauranga, Auckland, Havelock North, Wellington, Dunedin

19/02/2015 - 06/10/2016

"Totally bewitching..

"Perfect for the youngsters..

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