Ballet Bites brings you three curated collections of digital dance, created by and for dancers of the Royal New Zealand Ballet and friends. Ballet Bites is released over three weekends and available for you to watch whenever you need some dance in your day.
Purchase one collection for $17, or commit to all three in one purchase, and pay just $35. Stream on your laptop or mobile, or cast to your smart TV.
Purchase your access to Shorts, Quartet and Kaleidoscope as one package and you’ll enjoy:
• A reduced price of $35 for all three collections (individually priced at $17)
• The chance to win tickets to the RNZB’s Venus Rising in Wellington at the end of November, including two premium seats to the performance of your choice and a night’s accommodation at QT Wellington.
Read on for details of the delicious dance works on the menu for Ballet Bites, with trailers and more to whet your appetite!
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.
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.
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.
Come behind the scenes of 'I Deeply Know', featuring interviews with choreographer Levi Teachout, director Ross Brown, artist Heather Straka and Executive Director of SCAPE Public Art Deborah McCormick.
An interview with choreographers Shaun James Kelly and Joshua Guillemot-Rodgerson about their works in the 'Shorts' Collection.
Choreographer Alice Topp discusses her new work 'Absence of Light'.
Watch a time lapse of the RNZB production team transform our dance studio into a film set.
Choreographer Sarah Foster-Sproull talks about taking 'Artemis Rising' from stage to screen.
Join Artistic Director Patricia Barker, and RNZB choreographers and dancers on a behind the scenes tour of Ballet Bites, on location and in studio.
Yes, you can view the collections from anywhere in the world.
Yes. You can purchase a ticket and forward the email with the activation code to the person you are gifting it to (they will need to input your email address when accessing content). Alternatively, you can enter the recipient’s email address when purchasing a ticket. They will then receive an email directly from Tikstream with instructions of how to access the shows (remember to tell them to look out for it!).
Tickets are available to purchase from 12pm, Monday 2nd May –11.59 Saturday 29th May.
Tikstream accepts all major credit cards, debit cards and Google Pay.
Ballet Bites is a family friendly production and can be enjoyed by audiences of any age.
Please check all folders in your inbox, including junk mail. If you still haven’t received an email please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, you should receive a response within 24 hours.
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Tikstream is compatible with all commonly used devices (desktop, mobile and tablet). Casting from a device to a SmartTV is supported however compatible hardware is required. For full details please see https://www.tikstream.com/faq
Yes! Though different devices will need specific solutions.
For a full guide on how to cast, visit www.tikstream.com/faq
If you cannot hear the performance, please check your system settings, as well as the individual browser tab volume settings. Depending on your browser, you may need to manually unmute the content, as some browsers mute content under various circumstances. If all else fails, try refreshing your browser tab. The Access Code will still work if you stay in the same browser you used originally.
When purchasing Ballet Bites you will be given the option to ‘pay what you feel’, from $35. If you’d like to support with an additional amount we would be incredibly grateful. You can find out more about other ways to support RNZB at https://rnzb.org.nz/get-involved/.
Digital programmes are still new for us and we’re constantly striving to improve our offering. We really value your feedback, if you have any comments please do share them with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you experience any issues with the stream, please try reloading the page. The Access Code will still work if you stay in the same browser you used it in.
Video buffering or loading tends to be a temporary issue with internet speed. If you are experiencing longer video buffering or loading times, you can try testing your internet connection. Another option would be pausing your video after you first hit play to let the video buffer for a few minutes before attempting to watch the video again.