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Visit to the Royal New Zealand Ballet

Dame Patsy and Sir David visited the headquarters of the Royal New Zealand Ballet in Wellington for a behind the scenes look at the company as it prepares for its latest production 'Romeo and Juliet'.

 As well as touring the wardrobe department, they also sat in on a dance class.  

Image of Dame Patsy and Sir David with the Royal New Zealand Ballet
Dame Patsy and Sir David with the Royal New Zealand Ballet
Image of Dame Patsy and Sir David arriving at the St James Theatre
The RNZB's next production, Romeo and Juliet, opens in Wellington, then tours New Zealand
Image of Dame Patsy and RNZB Director, Marketing and Development Susannah Lees-Jefferies looking at costumes
Dame Patsy and RNZB Director, Marketing and Development Susannah Lees-Jefferies look at millinery
Image of Dame Patsy and Sir David with Romeo and Juliet Costume designer, James Acheson
Image of Dame Patsy and Sir David with Romeo and Juliet Costume designer, James Acheson
Image of Dame patsy being shown the hand beading on one of the costumes
Beading on the costumes is done by hand
Image of the beading (close up) and dancer Madeleine Graham wearing the finished product
Close up of the beading and dancer Madeleine Graham wearing the finished product while acting wardrobe supervisor Esther Lofley pins the hem
Image of costume designs from the RNZB's production of 'Romeo and Juliet'
Image of Dame Patsy and Sir David with Frances Turner, Chief Executive of the RNZB and Patricia Barker, Artistic Director
Dame Patsy and Sir David with Frances Turner, Chief Executive of the RNZB and Patricia Barker, Artistic Director
Image of fabric samples used for the RNZB production of Romeo and Juliet
Fabric samples used for the RNZB production of Romeo and Juliet. Credit Stephen A'Court
Image of other fabrics used in the production 'Romeo and Juliet'
More fabrics used in the production 'Romeo and Juliet'. Most of the fabrics used are imported from overseas. Credit Stephen A'Court.
Image of RNZB dancers Madeleine Graham and Joseph Skelton rehearsinge
RNZB dancers Madeleine Graham and Joseph Skelton rehearse. Credit Stephen A'Court.
Image of RNZB dancers rehearsing
RNZB dancers rehearsing. Credit Stephen A'Court

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