NZ Ballet leaps into style in the US

TALIA CARLISLE
Last updated 05:00 08/02/2014
NZ Ballet

EN POINTE: RNZB dancers Gillian Murphy and Qi Huan in Giselle in New York.

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The Royal New Zealand Ballet has reached the United States in style.

The company began its American tour at the Los Angeles Music Center last week.

Before leaving Wellington, Dunedin fashion designer Tamsin Cooper presented them with accessories to wear at the opening night function in New York.

Prima ballerina Gillian Murphy also received a special edition Tamsin Cooper velvet coat.

The Los Angeles performance marked the company's first United States tour in 21 years. It will include performances of Giselle and Mixed Bill: 28 Variations on a Theme by Paganini in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Minneapolis and New York.

Cooper will meet the dancers in New York, where she is launching her clothing and accessory range in the American market.

The dancers will return to Wellington on March 5 to begin rehearsals for Coppelia, opening in Wellington on April 17.

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