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Ballet Noir, what becomes of the broken-hearted

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Date:

Fri 23 Jul 2021, 08:00 pm - 9:00pm

Venue:

Bruce Mason Centre
The Promenade Takapuna
Auckland

Date:

Sat 24 Jul 2021, 02:00 pm - 3:00pm

Venue:

Bruce Mason Centre
The Promenade Takapuna
Auckland

Date:

Sat 24 Jul 2021, 08:00 pm - 9:00pm

Venue:

Bruce Mason Centre
The Promenade Takapuna
Auckland

Category:

Dance, Ballet, Contemporary, Auckland Region

Accessibility:

Wheelchair Access, Accessible Toilets, Mobility Parking

Cost:

$25-$50

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DANZ

Event Contact:

The Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna, Auckland. 09 309 2677

 

BALLET NOIR, what becomes of the broken-hearted

In the exhilarating whirl of Auckland eclectia and creativity that is the city’s upcoming Elemental Festival, one stand-out is Mary-Jane O’Reilly’s uber elegant uber dark Ballet Noir, tag lined ‘what becomes of the broken-hearted’.

Based on a very warmly received preview performance in Auckland Art Gallery’s North Atrium in 2019 the work caught the eye of the Festival team when offered it as a full work by O’Reilly and co-creative Phil O’Reilly.

Fluidly straddling the worlds of classical ballet, contemporary dance and more recently in her hit Edinburgh Fringe Festival neo burlesque work In Flagrante, Mary-Jane is a shape-shifter in the language and story of dance in New Zealand. Where her only rule is it must exhilarate.

Drawing on her gift for sizzle and polish Ballet Noir is a fiendishly clever contemporary ballet work that channels the tragi-romantic narrative of the great ballets through the cryptic and edgy lens of 1940s ‘film noir’, with all its greyscale tension and stylish vainglory.

A meditation on the mysterious forces of darkness, characters include jaded femmes fatales, a young innocent abroad and two male rivals who’ll go head to head with dance as their weapon.

Featuring twelve of Auckland’s finest dancers, Ballet Noir is an exquisite blend of dance, music, filmic imagery and fantasy.

Clad in sharply tailored authentic vintage jackets skirts and hats, the dancers inhabit a world of secret rituals, rivalries and power struggles, where salvation only comes with a broken heart.

Strictly limited to three performances only.

Friday July 23rd 8pm, Saturday 24th July matinee 2pm, and evening 8pm.

The Bruce Mason Centre, The Promenade, Takapuna, Auckland. 09 309 2677 

https://www.aucklandnz.com/elementalfestival/events/ballet-noir

Elemental AKL festival, 14 July – 1 August 2021, celebrates the best arts, eats, and beats of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. Across an ever-growing programme of free and ticketed events, festivalgoers can experience art, food, music, and activities stunning locations across Auckland.

Now in its third year, Auckland Unlimited - Auckland’s economic and cultural agency - works closely

with leading events, entertainment, arts and hospitality experts to deliver the festival.

Event Dates

Bruce Mason Centre
Auckland
The Promenade Takapuna

Date:

Fri 23 Jul 2021, 08:00 pm

Until:

Fri 23 Jul 2021, 09:00 pm

Cost:

$25-$50

Bruce Mason Centre
Auckland
The Promenade Takapuna

Date:

Sat 24 Jul 2021, 02:00 pm

Until:

Sat 24 Jul 2021, 03:00 pm

Cost:

$25-$50

Bruce Mason Centre
Auckland
The Promenade Takapuna

Date:

Sat 24 Jul 2021, 08:00 pm

Until:

Sat 24 Jul 2021, 09:00 pm

Cost:

$25-$50

 
 
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