The Piano: The Ballet

Inspired by the film The Piano with permission kindly granted by Jane Campion, Jan Chapman and Saddleback Productions.

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Twenty-five years ago, cinema goers around the world were captivated by an extraordinary tale of desire, violence and hope. The story of Ada McGrath and her daughter Flora, husband Alastair and lover Baines unfolded against the wild grandeur and desolation of Aotearoa, as Jane Campion’s award-winning film took audiences on a visceral journey into New Zealand’s imagined past, as it had never been portrayed before.

Drawing on the rich inspiration of The Piano, the Royal New Zealand Ballet (RNZB) is honoured to stage the world premiere of this new full-length dance work by Jiří Bubeníček. Originally conceived as a short work for Dortmund Ballet, The Piano: The Ballet is now re-imagined and expanded for the RNZB, giving Ada’s story a new and distinctively New Zealand voice and, in dance, a powerful new means of expression. Excerpts from Michael Nyman’s iconic film score are blended with evocative music by Debussy, Arensky, Stravinsky, Schnittke, Brahms and Shostakovich.

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When

21 March 2018 to 23 March 2018
7.30pm

Venue

Isaac Theatre Royal
145 Gloucester St
Christchurch Central
Christchurch

Pricing

Adults: $115.00 (Inner Circle)
Adults: $89.00 (Premium)
Adults: $79.00 (A Reserve)
Adults: $69.00 (B Reserve)
Adults: $49.00 (C Reserve)
Children: $50.00 (Premium)
Children: $39.00 (A Reserve)
Children: $32.00 (B Reserve)
Children: $25.00 (C Reserve)

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