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Ballet in Te Aroha, 1966 (3rd of 3)

Ballet in Te Aroha, 1966

Taking ballet to New Zealanders was one of the strengths of the New Zealand Ballet. The company regularly visited small towns like Te Aroha, whose college hall hosted them in 1966. School performances were part of the tours – children saw ballets including Alice in Wonderland, Peter and the wolf, extracts from Coppelia and the Nutcracker, Pineapple Poll, Petrouchka and others. 

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Reference: Eph-C-DANCE-NZB-1966-01

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How to cite this page:

Jennifer Shennan, 'Ballet - A national company emerges', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 July 2024)

Story by Jennifer Shennan, published 22 Oct 2014