Film still from The Heart Dances. Image courtesy of Rialto Distribution.

Film still from The Heart Dances. Image courtesy of Rialto Distribution.

The Heart Dances - the journey of The Piano: the ballet

Māori and Pasifika Film Series
  • Sun 7 Apr 2019
  • 4—5:50PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema
  • Free entry
  • Free entry tickets will be re-allocated to waiting customers five minutes after screening start time
  • Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
  • Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked
  • Rated PG

When a celebrated film inspires the creation of a new ballet, its creators face personal, collective and cross-cultural challenges to bring the new work to the stage.

When celebrated Czech choreographer Jiří Bubeníček and his production designer brother
Otto arrive in New Zealand to prepare their work The Piano: the ballet for the Royal New
Zealand Ballet, the stage is set for a voyage into uncharted territory for everyone involved.

For Moss Patterson, engaged by the RNZB as Māori advisor, the work epitomises cultural
appropriation. He challenges the concept of freedom of expression so important to the
Bubeníčeks while raising important questions about representation with the ballet company.

NZ, 2019, 99 min., Dir. Rebecca Tansley

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Film poster from The Heart Dances. Image courtesy of Rialto Distribution.

Film poster from The Heart Dances. Image courtesy of Rialto Distribution.

Film still from The Heart Dances. Image courtesy of Rialto Distribution.

Film still from The Heart Dances. Image courtesy of Rialto Distribution.

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