High fashion meets iconic fairy tale in this darkly delectable retelling of Snow White imagined by acclaimed French choreographer Angelin Preljocaj.

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who in this land is the fairest of  all?

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Ballet Preljocaj’s bewitching transformation of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale is a boldly seductive global hit. Its fresh and sexy take on the timeless conflict between young Snow White and her jealous stepmother, the Queen, is both strikingly sensual and blazingly contemporary – and courtesy of costumes by the legendary fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier, an incredible visual spectacle, too.

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Masterminded by acclaimed French choreographer Angelin Preljocaj, this ravishing concoction of dance, design and wearable art has reawakened the classic story’s themes of beauty and envy for a new age. Combined with towering sets and the monumental symphonies of Gustav Mahler, Snow White is dance on a truly visionary scale.

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Contains partial nudity
Recommended for ages 12+

Watch the trailer here

Costume designer Jean Paul Gaultier talked to NZ Herald's VIVA about designing the costumes for Snow White. Read the interview here

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 "Utterly beguiling... Preljocaj’s choreographic imagination steals you over." The Guardian

"Preljocaj’s choreography took my breath away." The Washington Post

"Snow White is spectacular… [It] will change the way you view this classic fairy tale." Australian Stage

"Deliciously dark… modern and gripping, Ballet Preljocaj’s Snow White is a must-see production." Limelight

Credits

Choreographer Angelin Preljocaj
Music Gustav Mahler
Costumes
Jean Paul Gaultier
Set Design  Thierry Leproust

Images
Yang Wang (hero image)
Jean-Claude Carbonne
Veronica McLaughlin

Supported by

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With Support from

PLATINUM PATRONS KENT & GAYE GARDNER
GOLD PATRON FRIEDLANDER FOUNDATION

★★★★ Utterly beguiling

The Guardian

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