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Director: Sue Rider
Starring: 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 (Please note: Start time is 7pm not 7.30pm)
Matinee – Sat 16 Nov 2pm
$25 – $46
Runtime: 90 minutes (no interval)
Hello everyone. Just to let you know that Wednesday 18th September is Sir Jon Trimmer’s 80th birthday. Happy 80th Sir Jon! You are a true hero and much loved – an inspiration for young and old. Our celebration for Jon’s birthday, Meeting Karpovsky, is coming up at Circa and both he and I are looking forward to it tremendously. Because we are only doing 12 shows, we are trying to raise $6,000 to help with paying the bills – bringing our wonderful director, Sue Rider over from Australia etc – so we are running a campaign with Boosted – the Arts Foundation crowd funding site for the arts. The campaign opens today and runs for a month, so if you are interested in helping us, we would be very appreciative. Click here: https://www.boosted.org.nz/projects/celebrating-sir-jon
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