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Monday, September 16, 2013

RNZB embarks on ultimate tiki tour of New Zealand

The Royal New Zealand Ballet returns to its roots in its 60th birthday year with a 47 centre ultimate ‘tiki tour’ of heartland New Zealand for TOWER Tutus on Tour.

This biennial mixed bill features excerpts from five audience favourites and one brand new work and sees the dancers performing in community theatres, town halls and school gymnasiums from Kaitaia to Stewart Island.

RNZB Artistic Director Ethan Stiefel says, "The 2013 edition of TOWER Tutus on Tour includes a few 'blasts from the past' as well as some RNZB premieres. Classical and contemporary selections are capped off with a newly created production of Peter and the Wolf. If any ballet program could define the phrase 'something for everyone', this show just might get as close as one can get."