Internationally Eclectic

“The Royal New Zealand Ballet may be based a long way from the main centres of ballet, but the repertory for its UK tour is as international as it is eclectic,” Judith Mackrell writes for the Guardian’s ‘This Week in Dance’. Javier de Frutos has choreographed Banderillero — his second work for the company — set to traditional Chinese drum music performed by virtuoso percussionist Yim Hok-Man. It sets up a charged, seductive antagonistic relationship between the dancers and the drummer’s rhythms.” The Royal New Zealand ballet was last in the UK in 24. The company performs in Cardiff, London, Nottingham and Bradford before a show in Provence on July 22.


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