Loading Map....

Event Date/Time

27/11/2019
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Event Location

Civic Theatre,
88 Tay Street,
Invercargill

Event Details

Faint starlight peeps through the dark forest canopy. It is midnight: the witching hour.

Alone and lost, two hungry children stumble towards a glowing vision of warmth and comfort, heaven for any child with an empty belly and an aching heart. But all is not as it seems…

For Christmas 2019, the Royal New Zealand Ballet is proud to present a new two-act ballet by Loughlan Prior, with a specially commissioned score by Claire Cowan. This major premiere brings together many of New Zealand’s creative talents to tell a timeless tale for audiences young and old.

RNZB Choreographer in Residence Loughlan Prior has built up a significant body of work as a choreographer and filmmaker, creating works for members of the RNZB as well as for diverse New Zealand companies and creative partners, and for performances and film festivals in Australia, Germany, France, Canada and the USA.

Loughlan was the winner of the RNZB’s inaugural Harry Haythorne Choreographic Award in 2015, and in 2016 received Creative New Zealand’s Tup Lang Choreographic Award. His The Long and The Short of It, inspired by Sir Jon Trimmer, enchanted New Zealand audiences during 2018’s Tutus on Tour.

Claire Cowan is at the forefront of compositional talent in New Zealand. She has received significant commissions and awards from orchestras such as the Auckland Philharmonia and the NZSO National Youth Orchestra, recently winning a prestigious Silver Scroll for her Television series soundtrack “Hillary”.

Her classical concert work is unique in that it seamlessly merges art music and popular idioms, offering a strong connection to audiences. Since 2010, Claire has directed the popular Blackbird Ensemble, a theatrical orchestra dedicated to performing rarely heard music of all genres. Hansel & Gretel will be the first full length ballet score ever commissioned from a female composer.

Event Categories

Organiser Details

Royal New Zealand Ballet
+64 4 381 9000


You may be interested

Search For Missing Boat, Lake Hauroko
News, Southland
26 views
News, Southland
26 views

Search For Missing Boat, Lake Hauroko

News Desk - Jun 18, 2019

Police will this morning resume the search to locate one person following a boat that went missing with two people…

Funeral Notices – Tuesday 18th June
Funeral Notices
956 views
Funeral Notices
956 views

Funeral Notices – Tuesday 18th June

Editor - Jun 18, 2019

If you would like your recently lost loved ones death / funeral notice or memoriam listed here, contact your Funeral…

Mal’s Music Memory – Hits From TV Shows
Entertainment, News
229 views
Entertainment, News
229 views

Mal’s Music Memory – Hits From TV Shows

Mal - Jun 17, 2019

Hi there team and welcome to another of Mal's Music Memory's with Little Fire MusicWorks. Hands up those who are…