I think we are all feeling a little less rocky as we head into November... We are so pleased to see so many of you back at ITR after the trials and tribulations of the last couple of months. Our brilliant summer season kicks off in absolute style with two wonderful seasons of varied performances, one local, one national - hope you to see you soon for some (Nut)Cracking and Igniting live entertainment at ITR...
Neil Cox - General Manager
ROYAL NEW ZEALAND BALLET 'THE NUTCRACKER'
A sprinkling of festive fun for everyone!
Based on one of the world’s most loved ballets Royal NZ Ballet’s version of The Nutcracker takes the Christmas classic and adds a twist making this colourful version fun for the whole family.
“It’s a wild adventure set to Tchaikovsky’s fabulous and timeless score,” Choreographer and RNZB’s Artistic Director, Gary Harris.
The adventure begins on Christmas morning when Clara’s rat-bag brother, Fritz, clouts her over the head with her beloved nutcracker doll. Delirious with concussion, Clara is rushed to hospital where she enters a fantasy world brought to life by eye-popping, bold designs inspired by Hollywood’s big studio era. Join the Royal New Zealand Ballet and be transported into the festive season.
SPECIAL ROYAL FRIENDS OFFER
The first 10 Friends to purchase 2 or more 'A-RESERVE' tickets, after receipt of this newsletter, to any of the Nutcracker performances will receive one free programme per couple + 2 free glasses of bubbly per couple on arrival at the theatre (or any other beverage of choice available...). Simply email your Ticketek receipt or transaction numberand date of purchase to: firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and contact details. First come first served. (Note - winners will be notified by email. Maximum purchase to qualify for entry is four tickets, entries close 5PM on Thursday November 4th). Book Now!
Additional NUTCRACKER events:
- Join RNZB artistic director and choreographer Gary Harris, as he reveals his vision for The Nutcracker - Christchurch Art Gallery / Wednesday 17 November 6 PM / Philip Carter Family Auditorium / FREE
- Meet some of the dancers who featured in The Secret Lives of Dancers! They are appearing in-store at Whitcoulls Cashel St – Sat 20 Nov - 10 – 10.30am
- Q&A with the dancers – in the theatre, Saturday 20 November, straight after the matinee performance.
- Visit http://www.nzballet.org.nz/nutcracker to watch Artistic Director Gary Harris talk about his fun-filled version of The Nutcracker!
IGNITE - CPIT Creative Festival
8, 11 & 13 November
The CPIT Creative Festival coincides with Christchurch’s annual regional celebration, NZ Cup & Show Week. This year, CPIT are proud to be able to extend their season of Festivities for a further week, so you all have more opportunity to come and see the next generation of designers, performers and media gurus. There are three great shows - FINALE the cabaret of the finest performances from CPIT’s Creative Festival, OUTRO, the annual NASDA end of year show features a performance of CURTAINS and PITCH described by Francis Hooper, who has appeared as a guest judge twice, as “just cool”.