RNZB Presents: Black Swan, White Swan


The Royal New Zealand ballet presents... Black Swan, White Swan: a Swan Lake for our time

Step into the shadows to witness one man’s struggle with love and betrayal as the Royal New Zealand Ballet presents Mário Radačovský’s Black Swan, White Swan, a daring retelling of ballet’s most enduring classic, Swan Lake.

A deeply personal take on the classic love story, we follow Siegfried, tormented by sickness, battling his mortality. Caught between two women, the black swan and the white, he struggles with ideal love, pure evil, temptation, and most of all, himself.

Hailed on its 2012 premiere as ‘beguiling, captivating, ultimately enigmatic’ (Grand Rapids Press), this 21st century version of the story will have you spellbound. A stripped down, elemental retelling of Swan Lake, with the agony and ecstasy of Tchaikovsky’s original score at its heart, Black Swan, White Swan will break your heart, yet leave you believing in the redeeming power of love.

This stylish, provocative, profoundly moving ballet is not to be missed – this is a Swan Lake for our time.

Touring from May 31- July 6, Black Swan, White Swan will visit seven locations across the country:

Opera House, 31 May – 2 June

Bruce Mason Centre, 7 – 8 June

Palmerston North
Regent on Broadway, 12 June

Baycourt Theatre, 15 – 16 June

ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre, 20 - 22 June

Isaac Theatre Royal, 27 - 29 June

Regent Theatre, 3 July

ASB Theatre Marlborough, 6 July