Royal New Zealand Ballet

Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 8:00pm

28 Variations on a Theme by Paganini (2005)
Choreography by Benjamin Millepied

Music by Johannes Brahms

Banderillero (2006)
Choreography by Javier De Frutos
Music by Li Zhen-Gui, Tan Dun, Liu Wen-Jin, Yim Hok-man

Bier Halle pas de deux (2013)
Choreography by Ethan Stiefel
Music by Johann Strauss II, Josef Strauss

Additional repertory to be announced

Ethan Stiefel, Artistic Director

An intrinsic part of the country's national heritage, Royal New Zealand Ballet’s first Minnesota performance features Benjamin Millepied’s (newly named Artistic Director of the Paris Opera Ballet) feverish 28 Variations on a Theme by Paganini. The dancers reflect the subtly shifting moods of Brahms’ equally frenetic score. Venezuelan provocateur Javier de Frutos sets the heart pounding with Banderillero, a colorful and energetic dance named for the bullfighter. The pas de deux from Artistic Director Ethan Stiefel’s brand new piece
Bier Halle is a spirited and classically romantic piece inspired by a Bavarian beer hall.

Sat, Feb 8, 6:45 – 7:30 pm, Orpheum Theatre

Venue Information

Orpheum Theatre
910 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403
United States

Ticketing Information

Price Range: 
$42, $59, $70
Ticketing Contact: 
(612) 625-6600

Presenting Organization

(612) 625-6600