The Firebird with Paquita


Magic is proud to bring you The Firebird with Paquita.

Touring nationally from 29 July to 2 September.

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This winter, The Firebird with Paquita will soar across Aotearoa. Discover timeless beauty and unstoppable physicality in this spectacular showcase of ballet.

The Firebird is a collision of storytelling and pure physicality. In the last days of a world in which the natural world is threatened by humanity, the only possibility of redemption is the Firebird – spirit of the earth – as she pursues Earth’s regeneration before her power is lost. Be swept away by dust storms and showers of inferno in this cinematic world.

Hansel & Gretel choreographer Loughlan Prior joins prolific designer Tracy Grant Lord, taking inspiration from Stravinsky’s elemental music, the climate crisis and the untameable force of the Firebird herself.

The Firebird is paired with the contrast of Paquita, a Russian classic celebrating tutus and technique. Fleet footwork, soaring leaps and turns like spinning tops. This scintillating romp is worlds away from the post-apocalyptic setting of The Firebird, but both will leave you as breathless and exhilarated as the dancers themselves.