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14 Oct 2022 to 15 Oct 2022
7:30pm Fri 14 Oct / 2pm & 7:30pm Sat 15 Oct
Two ballets in one performance! A rollicking piece of entertainment with great Dance!
Event type: 
Dance, Music, Theatre
$38 Adult / $32 Senior / $20 Student
Theatre Royal Nelson
78 Rutherford St, Nelson
Nelson / Tasman


The South Island's professional ballet company - Primarily Dance - presents.....

1.  Afternoon With Percy has terrific dancing to well-known Percy Grainger piano melodies played live onstage (e.g. Country Gardens), showing the personalities involved during a weekend get-together. First performed in the US with dancers from Ballet Idaho.

2.  After the interval comes Melodrama, a brand-new contemporary ballet that shows the making of a black & white silent film. The heroine, hero, and dastardly villain all play their usual roles, with encouragement to the audience to cheer the hero, boo the villain and wipe a tear away as the singer emotes through her song.

Underlying the film plot are the 'real-life' attractions between the actors and the Director and the film crew!

Our cast includes favourites Tabitha Dombroski, Callum Phipps, Bjorn Aslund, with newcomers Zoe White, Andrew Rushby, and Nelson dancer Jordana Arnold. Featuring pianist Louis Lucas-Perry and singer Rosemary Galton.


Written by

Lesley Bandy

25 Sep 2022

Interests Acting with movement  Direction, Staging, Choreography Personal Description Staging/choreography