|Gillian Murphy (Principal Guest Artist) Photo: Ross Brown|
I love ballet. For those of you who were not following this blog at this time last year we went to see, and I blogged about, Sleeping Beauty at the Napier Municipal Theatre. I am fortunate enough to be able to see more ballet here than I would ever be likely to see in the UK. As soon as the annual programme is announced and the tickets are put on sale I immediately book the seats. So the best seats in the house for next March and November are already booked and paid for. Early bird, worm and all that. So on Saturday the cream linen jacket came out once more. It's one of the few occasions when, on the whole, I see people, relatively speaking, dressed up in Napier.
The ballet on Saturday night was Giselle which has had rave reviews. In my humble opinion well deserved rave reviews. I had not seen it before although I know Adam's music for the ballet well. The Royal New Zealand Ballet's Giselle web site is has more information. Their 2013 programme and information is here.
This post probably sounds like an advertisement and, in a way, it is. I appreciate that relatively few of my readers are from New Zealand but whereever you are if you want to see artistes with this sort of athletic ability and poise then go to the ballet:
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