Cacti with the RNZ Ballet

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.

Gillian says:

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”.

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