Author: Raewyn Whyte

Raewyn Whyte is a freelance New Zealand dance writer who regularly contributes to The NZ Herald, DANZ Quarterly and Radio New Zealand arts broadcasts. She is dance editor of the Theatreview website and has an MA in dance criticism from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada.

Under are the articles written for DanceTabs. Reviews on Balletco
Zahra Killeen-Chance in To be Glorified.© Solomon Mortimer. (Click image for larger version

Zahra Killeen-Chance – To Be Glorified – Auckland

To be Glorified was a seductive foray into relational aesthetics which resulted in around 30% of the performance material being provided by the audience….

RNZB dancers perform in Of Days by Andrew Simmons.© Evan Li. (Click image for larger version)

Royal New Zealand Ballet – Anatomy of a Passing Cloud, Of Days, Bier Halle – Auckland

Three radically different worlds are conjured up by strongly contrasting styles of dancing, music, set and design…

Terrain promotional image.© Rifleman Productions. (Click image for larger version)

Rifleman Productions – Terrain, Amanimal – Auckland

Noirish, chilling, and wry, provocative, perturbing and electrifying, it (Amanimal) was a fitting winner of the 2013 Auckland Fringe Awards for Best Dance Production

Wet Hot Beauties in Swan Song.© www.stevedykesphoto.com. (Click image for larger version)

Wet Hot Beauties – Swan Song – Auckland

Nothing could be more delightful than a relaxing hour watching the Wet Hot Beauties conjuring up an aqueous version of Swan Lake in the azure waters of the Parnell Baths…

Gillian Murphy and Qi Huan in Giselle.© Evan Li. (Click image for larger version)

Royal New Zealand Ballet – Giselle – Wellington

What this creative and glorious revisiting has achieved is an enrichment and revitalization of everything the work holds dear and, at the same time, a wonderful showcase for this company of 32 talented young dancers.

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