5 Apr 2020

LIVE VIDEO: Royal New Zealand Ballet - Hansel & Gretel

From Music Alive, 10:30 am on 5 April 2020

This morning you can either listen to RNZ Concert's regular programme on the radio, or join us online for this video presentation of the Royal New Zealand Ballet performing Hansel & Gretel.

 Sunday 5 April at 10.30am

At the end of 2019, the RNZB were proud to present a brand new two-act ballet of Hansel & Gretel. This major première brought together many of New Zealand’s creative talents with choreography by Loughlan Prior, a specially commissioned score by Claire Cowan, and costume and set designs by internationally renowned designer Kate Hawley.

Those involved are:

Choreography - Loughlan Prior; Music - Claire Cowan; Costume and set design - Kate Hawley; Assistant set designers - Miriam Silvester and Seth Kelly; Lighting - Jon Buswell; Visual effects - POW Studios

Orchestra Wellington, concertmaster Amalia Hall, conductor Hamish McKeich

Act I

Hansel: Shaun James Kelly

Gretel: Kirby Selchow

Mother: Nadia Yanowsky

Father: Joseph Skelton

The Ice Cream Witch: Katharine Precourt

The Transformed Witch: Paul Mathews

Queen of the Dew Fairies: Mayu Tanigaito

King of the Dew Fairies: Allister Madin

The Sand Man: Nathan Mennis

The Street

Adults: Luke Cooper, Rhiannon Fairless, Sara Garbowski, Calum Gray, Kate Kadow, Minkyung Lee, Allister Madin Leonora Voigtlander, Wan Bin Yuan

Children: Cadence Barrack, Fabio Lo Giudice, Georgia Baxter, Laurynas Vejalis, Ella Chambers, Caroline Wiley

Witch's Bike Rider: Massimo Margaria

The Enchanted Forest

Birds: Mio Denize, Ruby Taylor, Peyton Luamanu, Ewan Riches, Jade Tufele, Jayden Salla-Haines, Matilda Wallace

Ghost Children: Cadence Barrack, Fabio Lo Giudice, Georgia Baxter, Laurynas Vejalis, Ella Chambers, Caroline Wiley

Boogie Men: Luke Cooper, Rhiannon Fairless, Calum Gray, Tristian Gross, Clare Schellenberg, Levi Teachout, Teagan Tank, Wan Bin Yuan

Fairy Cavaliers: Vincent Fraola, Kihiro Kusukami

Dew Fairies: Sara Garbowski, Katherine Minor, Madeleine Graham, Katherine Skelton, Kate Kadow, Leonora Voigtlander

Act II

The Witch's Banquet

Pink-Iced Gingerbread Men: Luke Cooper, Kihiro Kusukami, Vincent Fraola, Fabio Lo Giudice, Calum Gray, Levi Teachout, Tristian Gross, Laurynas Vejalis

Chorus of Witches: Rhiannon Fairless, Olivia Moore, Lara Flannery, Katherine Minor, Madeleine Graham, Katherine Skelton, Kate Kadow, Caroline Wiley

Food People: Leonora Voigtlander, Massimo Margaria

Video by Jeremy Brick

Hansel & Gretel

Hansel & Gretel Photo: RNZ Ballet, supplied

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  • Claire Cowan's fairy tale composition
  • The Mixtape: Claire Cowan