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Rock The Ballet

Wellington, Auckland

06/06/2012 - 16/06/2012

"The Bad Boys of Dance (= guilty pleasures)..

"Stunning, if a little shallow..

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Auckland, Wellington

19/05/2012 - 17/06/2012

"Rigoletto takes a bold step into today’s world..

"Surprises amid complexities in inventive production..

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Angelina Ballerina's Big Audition

Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington

31/03/2012 - 19/04/2012

"Two views of a ballet for children..

"An absolute delight with sugar plum fairies on top...



14/03/2012 - 18/03/2012

"Silent master at work, but the show went on too long..

"Exotic yet somehow familiar: fantastic fun..

NYC Three Short Ballets from The Big Apple

Auckland, Hamilton, Dunedin, Wellington

29/02/2012 - 25/03/2012

"Director delivers flawless triple bill..

"Exquisite artistry on display..

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Political Mother


08/03/2012 - 11/03/2012

"Tornado of dance's final masterstroke..

"Stunning choreographic choices and execution..



03/03/2012 - 06/03/2012

"Adjectives flow in high praise for TeZukA..

"A truly unique enriching experience - not to be missed..

Birds with Sky Mirrors


29/02/2012 - 01/03/2012

"Review: Birds with Sky Mirrors..

"Threnody, lament, plea for humanity..



24/02/2012 - 27/02/2012

"Review: Parabelo and Onqoto..

"Poetry, passion and poignancy..

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A Festival of Russian Ballet

Dunedin, Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch

28/10/2011 - 13/11/2011

"A festival of music, movement and colour..

"Audience declares evening a resounding success..

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The Meridian Season of The Sleeping Beauty

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

28/10/2011 - 04/12/2011

"A feast of virtuoso dance..

"Truly first rate pure escapism..

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42nd Street


29/09/2011 - 15/10/2011

"A night of sparkle and old Broadway glamour..

Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci

Wellington, Auckland

27/08/2011 - 25/09/2011

"Two magnificent stories for the price of one..

"First rate, top class, spellbinding..

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Soap The Show

Wellington, New Plymouth, Hastings, Auckland

28/07/2011 - 28/08/2011

"Bathtub antics make a world class splash..

"Impressive but could do with an edit..

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Stravinsky Selection - Royal NZ Ballet

Invercargill, Auckland, Wellington

20/05/2011 - 09/06/2011

"Two tough acts for poor Petrouchka to follow..

"Satisfied with Great Success is the delight in this Triple Bill..

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The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber

Auckland, Wellington

03/05/2011 - 08/05/2011

"The unexpected triumph of the look..

"Lloyd Webber’s best songs performed with heartfelt emotion..

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Auckland, Wellington

02/03/2011 - 19/03/2011

"Sheer skill and enjoyment here..

"Sublime blend of voices and orchestra..

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Tower Tutus On Tour 2011

Wellington, Auckland, Dunedin

24/02/2011 - 20/03/2011

"Impressive performances..

"A step in the right direction..

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The Rocky Horror Show

Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch

09/11/2010 - 12/12/2010

"O’Brien tells Rocky’s tale his way..

"O’Brien’s gift exhilarates..

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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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Auckland, Wellington

18/09/2010 - 16/10/2010

"Great theatre: a must-see..

"A tortured king, lean, mean queen and malevolent witches pack powerful punch..

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Cirque Mother Africa

Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch, Hamilton

07/09/2010 - 29/09/2010

"Prepare to be happily freaked out..

"Unstoppable energy and sheer exuberance needs editing and better technical support..

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