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Royal New Zealand Ballet Presents Stylish Stravinsky

Wednesday 27 April 2011

Royal New Zealand Ballet Presents Stylish Stravinsky

Ballet has taken a big leap in popularity thanks to the success of Hollywood blockbuster Black Swan and local TV3 series The Secret Lives of Dancers. It now looks to cement its fashionable following with the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s Stravinsky Selection, a winter season of dance featuring costumes by internationally recognised designer, Karen Walker.

The three-ballet Stravinsky Selection salutes the enduring influence of Igor Stravinsky. The 20th century composer revolutionised modern ballet with his groundbreaking collaborations with Pablo Picasso, Coco Chanel, Ballets Russes impresario Sergei Diaghilev and choreographer George Balanchine.

Underscored by musical genius Igor Stravinsky, this stylish mixed programme features the lavishly-staged classic Petrouchka, alongside the cutting-edge cool of Satisfied with Great Success, a new ballet by Cameron McMillan with design by Karen Walker, and the mesmerising Milagros by Javier De Frutos.