Tutus on Tour 2011

Tutus on Tour 2011

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 07:30 PM

TOWER Tutus on Tour

2011’s TOWER Tutus on Tour is all about families. Featuring a new production of Pinocchio and a sparkling classical showpiece, it’s the perfect ballet for young and old to enjoy together.

TOWER Tutus on Tour is our opportunity to share what we do with as many New Zealanders as possible. Every two years our company divides in half and one group heads south and the other north. Over the following six weeks, they’re on the road performing in more than 40 towns and cities. The ultimate ‘tiki tour’, Tutus sees the dancers performing in community theatres, town halls and school gymnasiums. Logistically it’s a huge challenge – we take everything with us from washing machines to kettles – but we love it.


Choreography Toby Behan
Music Andre Messager, Les Deux Pigeons
Design Julian Southgate
Lighting Nigel Percy

The antics of Pinocchio, Geppetto and friends come to life as the Royal New Zealand Ballet presents a fun, traditional story-ballet for the whole family. Written in 1883, the tale of Pinocchio – a wooden puppet who yearns to be a real boy – continues to be adored by children around the world. As he stumbles his way through life, will he ever be able to realise his dream? Follow Pinocchio on his exciting adventures as he encounters the evil Fox and Cat, Strombolli’s travelling puppet show, the Blue Fairy and a giant whale. It’s a rollicking ride – one that you’ll never forget

Venue: Hawera Memorial Theatre, Albion Street, Hawera