Impressive and Uncommonly Versatile NY Triple Bill
24 February 2014 – The opening of Royal New Zealand Ballet (RNZB) at The Joyce in New York “marked the final stop on a US tour that has covered a lot of ground – both literally and figuratively”, Huffington Post writer Meghan Feeks writes in a review of the 12 February performance.
“Making its first appearance on US soil in more than two decades, the 61 year-old company made its way from Wellington to New York by way of Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and Minneapolis.
“But that’s not the only type of ground the company is covering. The triple bill included works by three international choreographers that showed the troupe to be uncommonly versatile – and also in good hands with artistic director Ethan Stiefel.
“Overall, RNZB delivered an impressive program that seemed to please the crowd – which, for a downtown theatre, had a decidedly uptown feel on opening night. Here’s hoping that Stiefel continues doing what he’s doing with the Kiwi company, but that he doesn’t wait too long before bringing it back to his former home.”