Make Their Praises Heard Afar
The Royal New Zealand Ballet are taking two brand-new
Anzac-inspired works to one of the most celebrated dance centres in
the world, London. Kiwi stories, Kiwi choreographers, and our
national ballet company: all that is missing is you. Be a part of
one of the most significant tours that the RNZB has ever staged.
Help us take New Zealand art to the world.
You're seeing them now in the RNZB's Salute season, currently
touring the country. Neil Ieremia's 'Passchendaele' and Andrew
Simmons' 'Dear Horizon': shudderingly powerful dance about some of
our darkest days.
If you were mesmerised by the unbridled talent of these
choreographers and dancers, and moved by the challenging themes
they conveyed - if you felt a sense of pride and wanted to share
these works with others - then we invite you to join us for what
Theatres of War
You can help us take these special WWI-themed pieces from New
Zealand stages back to the original theatres of war. The tour keeps
growing, with more dates added in Scotland, England, and Italy to
meet the international demand for the company's work. And with
bigger tours come greater financial burdens and bigger logistical
demands. Our best-laid plans have burst their seams, and we don't
want to say 'no' to this opportunity.
In what will now be one of the lengthiest international tours in
the company's history, we will be taking these works, along with
our blockbuster production of Giselle, to European audiences
through October-December 2015. Every costume and piece of set will
make the journey, from the washing machines to lighting rigs to
hundreds of pointe shoes - not to mention our dancers and crew.
Poppies and Pohutukawas
We're the little company that can, from the little country that
We're fortunate enough to have the enlightened support of
government, companies, and individuals who believe in what the RNZB
achieves on a fraction of what international ballet companies have.
But this is a moment to reach beyond what we can do, to what we
That's why we're offering every Kiwi who wants to see New
Zealand represented on international stages the opportunity to
donate. Join us. However big or small an amount, your support gets
us a step closer to London.
Thank You from the RNZB
28 MONTHS AGO
'London 2015' has made it to 100%.
We want to say thank you the way we do best - with our feet. In the studio, on stage, in the wings, and in Wardrobe, dancers and staff and crew are all working hard to repay your faith in us.
We look forward to sharing news of our 2015 international tour with you, as well as our further national tours.
One Week To Go
29 MONTHS AGO
The RNZB dancers have now given their final New Zealand
performances of 'Dear Horizon' and 'Passchendaele'; performances
that critics have hailed as a 'tour de force'.
Now, the next stop for these fantastic pieces is our
international tour, and you're helping get them to those world
We've got a week to get this project across the line. We
are so close - and together we'll get there.
Halfway to London?
29 MONTHS AGO
A very big THANK YOU from the company dancers and all of us at
the RNZB for your fantastic response to our Boosted campaign. It's
great having you with us as we prepare to take New Zealand dance to
We're halfway through our Boosted campaign - and halfway through
our national tour of Salute. It's about now that feet get sore,
nights feel even later. But when that curtain goes up, our dancers
get their energy from the audience, and they deliver another
Your Boosted donation is like that for us too. So, bring on
the next half of the campaign! London, here we come.
And if you want to re-live Dear Horizon and Passchendaele,
we've got performance footage on our website: http://rnzb.org.nz/backstage/video/Salute.
Next stop on the tour is Auckland. So if you know someone who
might enjoy our Anzac tribute as much as you did, then please do
spread the word.
With thanks again from your national ballet company.
Passchendaele in performance
29 MONTHS AGO