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Director: Sue Rider
Starring: With Helen Moulder and Sir Jon Trimmer
Created by Helen Moulder, Sue Rider and Jon Trimmer
Music by Tchaikovsky, Weber, Stravinsky, Adam and Bach.
6 – 16 November
Preview 5 November
Tues – Sat 7pm (Note: Start time is 7pm not 7.30pm)
Matinee Sat 16 Nov 2pm
$25 – $46
Runtime: 80 minutes (no interval)
Sylvia once travelled the world and visited its famous ballet theatres. Now she spends time alone in her attic, filled with her daughter’s unwanted possessions and photographs of her favourite ballet dancer, Alexander Karpovsky – she has seen him dance 127 times. One day the silent Karpovsky mysteriously appears and teaches the stumbling Sylvia to dance…and to live.
Originally produced to rapturous response in 2002, Meeting Karpovsky toured New Zealand in 2003/4 and won Listener Best Play and Chapman Tripp Actress of the Year. Following popular demand, it returned to Circa and some North Island centres in 2012, toured the whole country with Arts On Tour NZ in 2015 and now, to celebrate Sir Jon’s 80th birthday, is coming home to Circa for a special exclusive season.
“Pure magic – together they are magnificent” – The Listener
“This beautiful piece of theatre brings together two extraordinary performers, Helen Moulder and Sir Jon Trimmer, performing a unique pas de deux that interweaves ballet and theatre seamlessly.” –Theatreview