RNZB presents Ballet Bites


The Royal New Zealand Ballet’s  Ballet Bites is three digital collections that were filmed specifically for a screen experience and we have your chance to win them to watch at home!

Slip into a curated collection of twelve new dance films, crafted by and for dancers of the Royal New Zealand Ballet and friends.

Several works have been filmed on location throughout the country, and the choreography includes works by New Zealand and internationally renowned artists.

Buy now to stream at your leisure from 12th-29th May. All details at rnzb.org.nz

Five short works by five choreographers including RNZB Choreographers in Residence Loughlan Prior and Shaun James Kelly. Including works filmed at inspiring and unexpected locations around Pōneke and beyond, Shorts is a tantalising cocktail menu of perfectly crafted miniature delights, with drama, humour, romance and intrigue brought to life by the dancers you love, as you’ve never seen them before.
Loughlan Prior
Shaun James Kelly
Joshua Guillemot-Rodgerson
Levi Teachout
Annaliese Macdonald

Four ballets by four choreographers that the RNZB is proud to call family – loved live onstage but never seen onscreen. Re-created for the camera so you can see every step and every breath, with the strength and grace of the dancers sculpted by light and shade, music, silence and space.
We are delighted to welcome RNZB alumna and Resident Choreographer at The Australian Ballet Alice Topp back to the Royal New Zealand Ballet to create a new ballet especially for this feature-length programme of fabulous dance.
Andrea Schermoly “Within Without”
Sarah Foster-Sproull “Artemis Rising”
Penny Saunders “Berceuse”
Alice Topp 'Absence of Light' (Premiere)

As part of Ballet Bites, Patricia Barker is pleased to bring together international works by Loughlan Prior, Andrea Schermoly and Penny Saunders. All three choreographers revel in the possibilities of film as a medium for dance, playing with colour, perspective, animation and light, offering audiences fresh insights into these gifted choreographers’ artistry and inspiration.
Loughlan Prior - Scribble (Ballet X, 2020)
Penny Saunders - Alice (Seattle Dance Collective, 2020)
Andrea Schermoly - Rite of Spring (Louisville Ballet, 2021)

RNZB | Screen - Ballet Bites Trailer; video by RNZB and edited by Dan Harris.