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Ballet Preljocaj - Snow White

Wednesday, 11 March 2020 -
Sunday, 15 March 2020


Aotea Centre


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French company Ballet Preljocaj performs its darkly delectable contemporary retelling of the classic fairy tale Snow White in its New Zealand premiere, exclusive to Auckland Arts Festival.

Announced today as a headline act for the 2020 Festival, this visually ravishing full-length ballet by renowned French choreographer Angelin Preljocaj has toured the world with sold-out seasons in Los Angeles, London, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

Snow White is choreographed to magnificent music from Gustav Mahler symphonies, and featuring a cast of 24 dancers with costumes by visionary fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier.

In creating this production, Preljocaj and Gaultier remain faithful to the original Grimm brothers’ fairy tale of 1812 – the innocence of Snow White with ‘skin as white as snow, lips as red as blood, and hair as black as ebony’ against the envy, deceit and obsession of her stepmother Queen – a story that has since inspired countless pop-culture interpretations for film, television, music, and dance.

Snow White headlines the 2020 Auckland Arts Festival with five performance 11-15 March 2020 at Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre, Aotea Centre. This production contains partial nudity, and is recommended for ages 12+.

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