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SABA Diamond Jubilee

SABA Diamond Jubilee

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  • Sun 11 Dec ’11, 6:30pm


The Civic, Cnr Queen & Wellesley Sts, Auckland CBD


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adults: $40.00
  • Children: $25.00
  • Family special: $22.50
  • Senior: $35.00
  • Student: $35.00

You are invited to join the South Auckland Ballet Academy to celebrate Valerie Murray, who began her ballet classes in Mangere East Hall 60 years ago. It will also be a time to mark the end of an era, as Valerie retires from the school at the end of 2011.

The Fair Comes to Town
A Ballet in Two Acts
Starring the Pupils of SABA Young Ballet 2011
Choreography: Emma McInnes, Saori Ishimura, Katie Harrington, Karen Anderson
Dawn breaks on the local stallholders, preparing themselves and their wares for the excitement of the day ahead at the local fair. People hustle and bustle about the stalls and amusement rides in a flurry of joy and excitement before the Night Shadows creep in signaling the day is coming to an end.

The Sleeping Beauty Pas De Deux
Adriana Harper and Brendan Bradshaw (courtesy of Royal New Zealand Ballet)

Diamond Jubilee Ballet
Starring Senior Dancers of SABA Young Ballet 2011
Choreography: Sheryl Orchard
This ballet was especially created for Valerie Murray's Diamond Jubilee and retirement farewell. The music has been chosen from a variety of Mrs Murray's favourite composers and is created for her as a celebration and thank you for her dedication to the art of ballet and all those she has taught over the decades.

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