Category Archives: Ballet

New Zealand festival: 'We all belong. We’re all part of one big canoe'

In Wellington a fleet of Māori waka open the festivities, which also feature a ballet take on The Piano and a staging of Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises

It is sunset in New Zealand’s capital city of Wellington and the waterfront is sardined with 20,000 bodies, gazes fixed on the horizon as a fleet of waka cuts towards the shore on one of the final nights of summer.

“We’ve been guided by the stars … it doesn’t matter what way we travelled here, we all belong, we’re all part of one big canoe,” says the master navigator Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr.

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Sets by Picasso, costumes by Matisse: artists who designed for dance – in pictures

This year, Sadler’s Wells in London presents collaborations with sculptor Antony Gormley and the late painter Howard Hodgkin. Here are some classic examples of how art has mixed with dance

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