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Invercargill, Dunedin, Nelson, Christchurch

13/07/2010 - 24/07/2010

"Pure delight in finding the light..

"Everyday objects made magic with extraordinary skill..

Swan Lake On Ice

Christchurch, Wellington, Auckland

30/06/2010 - 25/07/2010

"Russian classic gorgeous served on ice with twist..

"Spectacle serves the story..

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Waiting for Godot

Wellington, Christchurch

30/06/2010 - 14/07/2010

"Desolation depicted with humanity, tenderness and wry humour..

"Delight in the depths of desolation..

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

05/06/2010 - 10/07/2010

"Barefoot in Rio with absolutely no bull..

"Feral grace amid dated choreography..

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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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From Here to There

Invercargill, Hastings, Dunedin, Wellington, Christchurch, Auckland

06/02/2010 - 27/03/2010

"Passions, allusions and challenging complexity..

"Exuberant dance would have graced the festival..

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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 Magic Flute


29/09/2009 - 10/10/2009

"Musically exceptional amid directorial ambiguities..

Rafael Bonachela’s 360°


31/07/2009 - 01/08/2009

"Notions of The Matrix hang around all night..

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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New Plymouth, Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington

08/07/2009 - 14/07/2013

"The winter of our content..

"Completely enchanting..

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Dickens' Women

Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington

28/11/2007 - 09/12/2007

"Sublime character acting and acerbic commentary..

"An indefatigable treasure of the stage..

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Aurelia's Oratorio

Christchurch, Wellington

25/07/2007 - 12/08/2007

"Glorious whimsy created with seeming insouciance..

"Tricks of the eye..

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The Woman in Black

Christchurch, Auckland, Wellington

14/06/2007 - 08/07/2007

"Nothing special..

"Special effects play star role..

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Porgy and Bess

Christchurch, Auckland, Wellington

22/08/2006 - 26/08/2006

"Soloists excel in punishing tour..