Chinese tour for RNZB

The Royal New Zealand Ballet is set for its first tour of China since 1985. The company has been invited to perform at the Shanghai International Arts Festival in November and will stage further performances in Beijing and Hangzhou. “Putting our dancers on such a prestigious international stage is a fantastic opportunity,” said RNZB artistic director Gary Harris. “It puts us in the same league as some of the world’s best dance companies who have also toured to China in recent times.” The performance program will include Javier De Frutos’s Banderillero and a new production of Cinderella.


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Composer Annea Lockwood at Chicago Festival

Composer Annea Lockwood at Chicago Festival

Chicago’s Frequency Festival has become a crucial showcase for the movement of “new music”, according to Aaron Cohen reporting for Chicago Tribune. New Zealand-born and New York-based composer Annea Lockwood exemplifies…