Tutus on Tour

Venue: Baycourt, Tauranga

Date: Saturday 06 March 2021

Start Time: 06:30pm

Age Restriction: All Ages

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Tutus on Tour is a chance for ballet lovers to indulge their passion for dance in regional theatres across Aotearoa. This enchanting summer programme, with two familiar favourites and two brand new ballets, has something for everyone. With tickets priced at just $27-$37 for adults ($12-$22 for children) these special shows sell fast.

The ‘White Swan’ pas de deux from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake is achingly beautiful, tender and melancholic, encapsulating the ‘poetry without words’ that makes Swan Lake the ultimate ballet. As the restless Prince Siegfried meets a mysterious swan maiden beside the moonlit lake, their magnetic attraction sets in motion a timeless, iconic love story.

Delicacy, grace and charm abound in Jules Perrot’s Pas de Quatre (1845) – a gorgeous showpiece that dates from the Romantic era of ballet. Expect all the hallmarks of romantic ballet and let the charms of this great work sweep you off your feet in a lilting waltz.

To complete the programme we are delighted to present two bold, colourful works that were originally created for our cancelled Venus Rising season in 2020. Andrea Schermoly’s Within Without is a beautiful and sentimental piece, depicting the hardship of unintended childlessness. Graceful movement represents the strong bonds that a couple maintains in the face of this hardship, and love prevails.

Sarah Foster-Sproull’s Ultra Folly lays bare the dancers’ secret desires and visions in this compelling chamber ballet. Foster-Sproull’s choreography is obsessed with detail and craft and draws from the emotional depths of the early baroque music La Folia to expose detailed choreographic interactions for this complex era.

Tutus 2021 marks a triumphant return to Aotearoa’s beautiful regional theatres after a year like no other. We can’t wait to share this wonderful programme with you.