Classical music and ballet go hand-in-hand. For centuries they have played off of each other, been improved by one another and the world has been treated to musical scores that are brilliant, fantastic and have the ability to transport audiences to far away places. 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.
An intimate and beautiful setting at SkyCity Theatre will welcome guests who, surrounded by candlelight, will marvel at ballerinas Ariah Mandeno, Tabitha Dombroski and Amelia Chandulal-Mackay twirl, spin, leap and glide as Kulios String 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, Kulios String Quartet 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.
Please Note: For the safety of performers and the audience, the candles are flameless.