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About Hansel and Gretel
World premiere choreography by Loughlan Prior.
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, an enchanting house made of gingerbread. But all is not as it seems…
Follow the breadcrumbs this Christmas, and venture in to the dark, fantastical realm of Hansel & Gretel for an unforgettable evening at the ballet. Inspired by the old-fashioned magic of silent movies and music hall vaudeville, this ballet will transport you to a magical world with large-scale cinematic effects and a specially commissioned score by Claire Cowan, performed live by Orchestra Wellington / the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (Aotea Centre performances only).
Sure to captivate all ages, this exciting new production from your national ballet company makes a special gift for the whole family.