Graduation Season 2011

16 - 26 November 2011

This vibrant season of dance from the 1800s to today featured works by some of history’s greatest choreographers including Danish ballet master August Bournonville’s charming Napoli Divertissements of 1842 and 20th century choreographer George Balanchine's Emeralds.

Particular highlights were three absorbing, gutsy and thought-provoking new works by New Zealanders Maria Dabrowska and Ross McCormack and influential Australian choreographer Lina Limosani.

Legendary US choreographer Paul Taylor’s Company B illuminates dominant social issues of the 1940s and the emotions surrounding them. Set to the big band era songs of the Andrews Sisters, this work provided a riveting finale to the programme.

Thank you to the US Embassy, Australian High Commission, Lion Foundation, Infinity Foundation, Willscott Endowment Fund/Nikau Foundation and Wellington Community Trust for providing funding towards this project.

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