A special message from the Royal New Zealand Ballet

Wednesday, 26 April 2017
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RNZB: Three by Ekman

Prepare yourself for an electrifying night out as the RNZB presents not one by three razor-sharp works by Alexander Ekman, performed together for the first time. Cacti captivated audiences during the RNZB’s Speed of Light tour in 2016 with the New Zealand Herald hailing its ‘cheeky effervescence, irrepressible energy and beguiling wit.’ Don’t miss the opportunity to see Cacti again, together with two additional works showcasing Ekman’s exuberant, complex rhythms and witty, stylish staging when the RNZB tours Three by Ekman this May and June.



Tuplet, for just six dancers, is the most intimate of the three works, riffing off the split-second precision of contemporary ballet dancers at the top of their game. Created for Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, it premiered in New York in 2012.

Episode 31

Episode 31 is larger in scale, a torrent of youthful vigour harnessing the energy of New York City. Made for the Senior Graduation Class at The Juilliard School, it premiered in New York in 2011.


Cacti (2010) brings it all together, combining hilarious insights into the dancers’ innermost thoughts with a mesmerising musicality. Once again, the RNZB will be joined by the New Zealand String Quartet onstage for all performances.



RNZB is offering a discounted ticket price to CMNZ subscribers. Simply enter promocode CMNZ*  at checkout to get 15% off when purchasing tickets to Three by Ekman. 

For booking information visit:  rnzb.org.nz


*Promocode is available for online purchase only from Mon 1 May at 9am until Sun 14 May at 11.59pm.