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20 April 2017 / News
In mid-May we return to the stage with the Royal New Zealand Ballet for repeat performances of Cacti by Alexander Ekman. If you experienced this high-energy dance work last year in the RNZB’s Speed of Light tour you’ll want to catch this year’s tour featuring not one but three works by this brilliant Swedish choreographer. All of the works showcase the hallmarks of Ekman’s style: exuberant and complex rhythms in which the dancers are at one with the music; a deep pleasure in the human interactions of dance; and witty, stylish staging.
We can't wait to be sharing the stage with the brilliant dancers of the Royal NZ Ballet again. We all use our bodies for our work, but in oh so different ways! We’re really excited to introduce Monique to their world and to discover the two new Alexander Ekman works.
If you watch this TV ad for the upcoming tour you’ll get a taste of what’s in store and you’ll even catch a glimpse of us if you look carefully!
The UK Express described Cacti as “a sophisticated, hugely enjoyable piece of theatre”, while the NZ Herald referred to the work’s “cheeky effervescence, irrepressible energy and beguiling wit.”
In this year’s Three by Ekman tour, Cacti will be performed alongside Tuplet, an intimate work for six dancers, and Episode 31, “a torrent of youthful vigour harnessing the energy of New York City”.
20 April 2017 / NewsThis year’s Chamber Music New Zealand celebration of Matariki promises to be “a sensory feast that re-affirms our place in the universe”. We’re proud to be joining taonga pūoro artist Alistair Fraser, Te Reo Māori singer-songwriter Ariana Tikao, and talented young players from Porirua’s Virtuoso Strings Orchestra for a series... Read More
20 April 2017 / NewsBest-laid plans… just before our punctual and well-packed departure for Wellington airport to embark upon our long-booked flight to Auckland-Houston-Frankfurt-Amsterdam, our phones buzz with the ominous news of a cancelled first flight. Fog at Wellington Airport. Read More
20 April 2017 / NewsIn May we head off on a Chamber Music New Zealand tour to seven centres around the country with celebrated British pianist Kathryn Stott. We first performed with Kathryn at the Australian Festival of Chamber Music in Townsville in 2007 and were so enamoured of her playing that we invited... Read More