RNZB Romances Britain

The Royal NZ Ballet production of Romeo and Juliet – helmed by star British choreographer Christopher Hampson – has received glowing reviews in the UK press. Guardian: “The NZ dancers are terrifically engaging […] with Wagner and Turner exemplifying the company’s easy, attractive technique and Pieter Symonds outstanding as Lady Capulet, a woman silently screaming inside a dead marriage.” Hampson was full of praise for the company in an interview with the Scotsman: “NZ has a unique energy and they are a very close company. They’re very diversified: they can do anything from classical ballet to the most contemporary works.” An Observer review identified Javier de Frutos’ Milgaros as the stand-out piece of the RNZB’s triple-bill: “The celebrants are dressed in whirling dervish robes, possessed by hysteria. Their erotic ritual is as multilayered as their skirts, the threat of violence mounting inexorably.”


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Prodigious Singer Aleisha Malcolm in the Limelight

Prodigious Singer Aleisha Malcolm in the Limelight

Christchurch teenager Aleisha Malcolm is far from your average eighteen-year-old. The bright and accomplished singer, songwriter, entrepreneur and activist has impressed global audiences as her seemingly unstoppable career trajectory continues to…