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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”.
17 August 2018 / NewsIt is with great sadness that we record the passing of NZSQ Trust board member Kitty Hilton in June this year. Kitty was appointed to the board in 2016 but her connection to chamber music and the NZSQ went right back to the music she was surrounded by in her childhood. Read More
17 August 2018 / NewsOne of the great joys of international touring is the opportunity to re-connect and collaborate with colleagues around the world, be they ex-pat New Zealanders or other international artists we’ve met at home or abroad. Read More
17 August 2018 / NewsSchubert’s ‘Trout’ Quintet is, without a doubt, one of the most popular chamber music works of all time – a favourite with performers and audiences alike – but because of its rather unusual instrumentation (piano, violin, viola, cello and double bass) it’s not performed as often as one might expect. Read More