Wednesday 07 March 2012 10:12.
Ethan Stiefel Brings New York To New Zealand Ballet
New Royal New Zealand Ballet director, and former New Yorker, Ethan Stiefel has opened his latest production to critical acclaim in New Zealand.
NYC – Three Short Ballets from the Big Apple, opened in Auckland last week.
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This is the first programme by Stiefel as artistic director and one which is close to his heart.
“I hoped the programme would give audiences an insight into New York’s world renowned dance scene of past and present”.
Stiefel, who has appeared in the popular ballet film, Center Stage, said he was thrilled with the positive reception from the audience, and that he was “very proud” of the dancers.
“They just keeping raising the benchmark.”
The triple bill will continue its run, touring six other centres throughout the country.
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Watch behind the scenes footage here.
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