The Wellingtonista

Random stuff about Wellington since 2005


Giselle by the Royal New Zealand Ballet

by Joanna May 18, 2021

Giselle is a ballet I know very little about, aside from one episode of Angel and reading the synopsis on Wikipedia: The ghost-filled ballet tells the tragic, romantic story of a beautiful young peasant girl who falls for the flirtations of the deceitful and disguised nobleman Albrecht. When the ruse is revealed, the fragile Giselle dies […]

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I like the St James theatre but not what was on stage

by Joanna June 7, 2012

Last night we – along with a range of other fancy media types were invited by Positively Wellington Venues to have drinks & canapes and watch Rock the Ballet at the Saint James Theatre last night .  Based on the lovely people we met, and the amazing food and service we were offered (Lightly seared tuna on wonton crisps! Vegetarian […]

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The not-so-secret lives of dancers

by Joanna October 29, 2010

The Royal New Zealand ballet’s been getting itself all kinds of attention lately, like with their Lady Gaga dance on YouTube, and the TV show The Secret Lives of Dancers. In addition, The Nutcracker opens tonight – we’ll have a review for you next week, but if you can’t wait or can’t afford a ticket, […]

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