Classical music and ballet go hand-in-hand. Each has improved the other and the world has been treated to musical scores that are brilliant and fantastic. Swan Lake, Tchaikovsky’s incomparable ballet, is one of these and this season you have the chance to experience its theme songs alongside a number of other masterpieces in a mesmerising night of Candlelight ballet.
The intimate and beautiful Middleton Grange Theatre will welcome guests who, surrounded by candlelight, will marvel at ballerinas Emma McWhinnie and Tabitha Dombroski twirl, spin, leap and glide as Otautahi Strings quartet make their instruments sing.
Choreographed by New Zealand’s own Lesley Bandy, whose astounding career saw her perform with the Royal Opera Ballet at Covent Garden as well as in productions across the world, the ballerinas will feature during renditions of Sleeping Beauty Waltz, Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Arabian Dance, Dance of the Mirlitons and Waltz of the Flowers.
Not to be outdone, Otautahi Strings will continue the magic with even more elegant sounds of Tchaikovsky, Strauss and other Romantic masterminds. Candlelight Ballet promises to be an unbeatable experience and we can’t think of a better way to spend an evening than with a magical night of classical music with accompanying dance performances unfolding before your eyes.
Candlelight Ballet takes twice each night with performances at 6:30pm and 8:30pm. Tickets are on sale now.
Please Note: For the safety of performers and the audience, the candles are flameless.