Royal New Zealand Ballet announced its 2020 season yesterday, which included the announcement of the roster of works for the Venus Rising program opening on May 29, 2020.
The program will premiere two new works by choreographers Andrea Schermoly and Sarah Foster-Sproull (RNZB’s Choreographer in Residence), as well as works by Twyla Tharp and Alice Topp.
Each work boasts unique aspects sure to combine for a unique program – beyond being one of the few programs by a major company that combines this many female works. Tharp’s acclaimed Waterbaby Bagatelles will bring 27 dancers to the stage. Topp’s Aurum , meanwhile, is “inspired by the Japanese art of kintsugi, the practice of mending cracks in precious ceramics with gold, creating a new whole which celebrates the beauty of the broken.” The other two works, both untitled as of now, will round out the mixed-repertory performance with classical music inspired movements (La Folia and Beethoven’s birth inspire Foster-Sproull and Schermoly’s works, respectively).
Buy tickets and learn more on the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s website.
Click on the names below to learn more about the women whose works are featured in the program.