On Thursday 17 August, as part of the ballet curiosity club, we went to see the Romeo and Juliet ballet done by the Royal New Zealand Ballet. For the first part, we were shown what goes on behind the scenes. We saw how the lighting works, parts of the set being changed and the characters bringing on their props. Probably the coolest part was watching the prop walls being opened and parts lowered from the ceiling. After that, we saw the first act. It was truly incredible. The costumes were extraordinary, each one taking 70+ hours to make and the props even longer. The dancing itself was insane too. So many beautiful moves! I’m sure many of us would like to go again.
By Holly Curtis