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Pick & Mix - A Morning with the Royal New Zealand Ballet

When:

Sat 11 Jul 2015, 10:30am–12:30pm

Where: Auckland Town Hall - Great Hall, 303 Queen St, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

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Listed by: Elephant Publicity

A Morning with the Royal New Zealand Ballet
Saturday 11 July, 10.30am, Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall
Sunday 12 July, 10.30am, Bruce Mason Centre
Performance: 10.30am

Dancers from the Royal New Zealand Ballet will perform excerpts from classical and contemporary works in a whistle-stop tour of 150 years of ballet.

Workshop: 11.30am

RNZB Dance Educator Pagan Dorgan will teach ballet essentials and encourage participants to try out some of the steps that the dancers have performed.

About the Company

The Royal New Zealand Ballet is New Zealand’s only professional ballet company, established in 1953. The company of 38 dancers is based in Wellington and tours extensively around New Zealand and internationally. The RNZB’s next season in Auckland is The Vodafone Season of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, at the Aotea Centre from 2 – 6 September.

More info about Pick & Mix...

A fine spread of New Zealand’s funniest, bendy-est and most artistically excellent performers are on offer for families this winter when the popular Pick & Mix returns to Auckland, playing this year at both the Aotea Centre and Town Hall, and for the first time ever at the Bruce Mason Centre. Running every Saturday and Sunday from June 20th – September 6th* this FREE series of performances and workshops sees Auckland Live giving back to the community and nurturing the voices of tomorrow.
With participation from some of the leaders in the NZ arts scene including the Royal New Zealand Ballet, APO Percussion Trio, New Zealand Opera and Atamira Dance Company; each event offers up a FREE performance (10.30am) for the family followed by a FREE interactive workshop (11.30am) to teach the littlies (and the biggies) how to actively experience the art form on parade.
In its seventh year Pick & Mix continues to attract an impressive line-up of talent who are all committed to educating young people in a non-elitist environment about the beauty and fun of art and culture in its many unique forms.
Participants can experience and learn new skills like magic tricks with comedy star Jared Fell, get Circus-ring ready with The Dust Palace and sing their hearts out with National Youth Theatre Company.
Not only can audiences pick their entertainment but for the first time ever, they have the opportunity to Pick & Mix venues too with the fun heading to Auckland’s North Shore. Each group in the programme are set to perform Saturdays at the Aotea Centre or Auckland Town Hall and Sundays at the Bruce Mason Centre in Takapuna.
“Pick & Mix has been a highlight of Auckland Live’s family programming since 2009. We are thrilled to bring this very popular series of free performances and workshops to the Bruce Mason Centre in 2015 for the first time to include even more children and their families in the fun!”
Georgina Cervin, Manager Programme Development – Auckland Live
Come and go as you please, there are no tickets or allocated seating. Just turn up and join in the fun or relax and be entertained.

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