It’s not likely your 60th birthday celebration will call for the production of one the world’s most iconic ballets.
That is, unless you’re The Royal New Zealand Ballet.
To mark its sixth decade this year, the organisation will present a national tour of “Swan Lake”, produced by dance icon Russell Kerr.
Performing at The Civic Theatre in Auckland from August 21 to 25 and The Saint James Theatre in Wellington from July 18 to 21, this is a not-to-be-missed piece of New Zealand ballet history. You can make a holiday out of it when you pick up your Wellington or Auckland car hire.
Winter is the perfect season to treat yourself to a mini break. What better way to cure the winter blues than by watching the snowy-set “Swan Lake” from the cosy confines of a theatre and exploring these cosmopolitan destinations?
Considered the greatest classical ballet, “Swan Lake” is a perfect blend of dance and music and tells the timeless fairy tale of a princess transformed by sorcery into a swan. Of course, the spell can only be broken by true love.
Accompanied by luxurious set designs and Tchaikovsky’s sweeping score, the show invites you to immerse yourself in a fantastical world of Swan Queens and romance – a perfect form of escapism this winter and a great excuse to head to one of these cities for a holiday.
Book your car now for your mini holiday. With a car rental you’ll be able to visit all the spots you want to get to – especially if you only have a certain amount of time to see it all and public transport just doesn’t quite get you there!