…exquisite in its skill, grace and daring. A true “ballet in the sky” …

James Wenley, Theatre Scenes

A collaboration by The APO & the Dust Palace

Presented by BAYLEYS


Date: 11-12 October

Venue: ASB Theatre – Aotea Centre, Auckland

In an enchanted realm, a young warrior searches for her father before the darkness consumes him.
Fighting back the shadows, she is pushed to the limits of her bravery, and in the darkest hour, we all fear the morning might not arrive…

While our hero searches in the darkness, encountering magical creatures and a dazzling display of cirque artistry the orchestra sets the scene. From the subtle drama of Handel’s beautiful Sarabande, to Respighi’s quirky portrait of ‘The Nightingale’ and meeting the new day with the most famous sunrise ever set to music, Grieg’s shimmering ‘Morning Mood’ from Peer Gynt.

Conductor: David Kay
Directed by: Mike Edward
Featuring: The Dust Palace Company