Your guide to events in Nelson, New Zealand
Thursday 23rd-Saturday 25th August 2018
On her 16th birthday, a curse by the evil Carabosse causes the beautiful Princess Aurora to fall into a deep sleep for 100 years. Only the kiss of a prince could awaken her.
Set to the beautiful music of Tchaikovsky, join the dancers as they take us on a dream-like journey through this classic fairy tale, complete with fairies, a magical kingdom and the opulent splendour and costumes we love from Gillian Francis, Nelson Academy of Dance.
The performance will present dance students as the featured performers in this authentic full-length ballet and this year Gillian introduces international dancer, Jordan Nelson.
Jordan began his professional career with the Suzanne Farrell Ballet in 2012. Since then he has danced with Columbia City Ballet, Madison Ballet, Elements Contemporary Ballet, and has returned to Ballet Chicago as a guest artist. His career highlights to date are performing Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux at The Harris Theatre in Chicago, dancing Stars and Stripes and Allegro Brillante with stars of NYCB and performing in The Opera House at the Kennedy Center. Jordan is thrilled to have the opportunity travel in Nelson NZ to work with Gillian and her dancers!
August 23, 25
7pm & 1:30pm Saturday
Nelson & suburbs
78 Rutherford St, Nelson
Adult $22, Senior $18, Under 19 $15, Family of 4 $70 (plus service fees)
Tickets from Theatre Royal and TicketDirect ph. 03 548 3840.
Ph. 03 548340