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Carmen with L’ Arlesienne

Treachery, deceit and jealousy were abroad one recent night, thankfully not in the city but on the Isaac Theatre Royal stage when the Royal New Zealand Ballet (RNZB) presented Carmen with L’Arlesienne. The music of Georges Bizet partnered with the choreography of Roland Petit brought the stories to the minds and hearts of Christchurch. With feline grace and power, the dancers enacted the spectrum of emotions which drive the two tales, one set in sunny France, the other in fiery Spain. The VIP pre show party for guests of the company, was the perfect overture to the spectacle of dance and dramatic excellence.

Photos: Gilbert Wealleans