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The Royal New Zealand Ballet (1st of 3)

The Royal New Zealand Ballet

The Royal New Zealand Ballet, established in 1953, stages both traditional and contemporary ballets. In 2001 the company combined forces with kapa haka group Te Matārae i Orehu to produce Ihi FrENZy, a ground-breaking performing arts show. It included the contemporary New Zealand ballet, FrENZy, danced to the music of iconic pop group Split Enz. Here, Natasha Purcell is performing in the production.

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Royal New Zealand Ballet
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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Creative life - Performing arts', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 April 2024)

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