10 Jun

Tickets (+ fees): Student $32; Adult $38 / 7pm

Grooves! is an electric mix of classical ballet, jazz in pointe shoes, and contemporary dance set to the rock music you love.

Performed by six of Aotearoa New Zealand’s best professional dancers, Grooves! has everything from traditional tutus to sequins. Grooves! is designed to entertain and excite everyone.

A taste of traditional ballet with “The Dying Swan” danced by ballerina Laura Saxon Jones and a snippet from the ballet Les Sylphides.

“Captured” presents a stunning pas de deux to Bic Runga’s lyrical, emotional, love song capturing the hearts of audience members and the New Zealand icon herself.

The moving intergenerational duet “Smile Lines,” choreographed by Royal NZ Ballet’s Choreographer in Residence, Loughlan Prior, will pull on your heart strings in all the right ways.

We then present a number of original contemporary ballet vignettes danced to classic rock songs, mixing the familiar with the new, allowing audiences to connect their own stories to the pieces. Moving from one song to the next allows the audience to remain fascinated by the dance and even the youngest patrons are inspired by what could come next.

Grooves! will welcome local talent onto the stage to perform alongside the professional dancers in several numbers giving them the opportunity to see the potential of a career in dance.

Grooves! bursts with personality and entertainment allowing even the most novice dance audience members to feel connected, inspired and moved.

Grooves! is the ballet you have been waiting for.

You can purchase online or directly from the Opera House Ticket Office or phone bookings on 03 433 0770 between 10am-4pm Mon-Fri.

The box office and the Opera House Cafe & Bar is open 1 hour prior to the show commencing and during interval. Please call 03 433 0770 if you require wheelchair seating.

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