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Anglo Pacific gets the show on the road

31st August 2011 Print
Royal New Zealand Ballet

When the Royal New Zealand Ballet needed to shift its set 20,000km from Wellington to Wales and then transport it safely between a series of venues in England and France, a reliable pair of hands was called upon. With over 30 years in the business, Anglo Pacific was called in to get July’s show on the road.

Rob Punnett, Anglo Pacific’s Fine Art Consultant, comments, “When a performing arts company has a tour to stage, the safe transfer of equipment on time and on budget is crucial. Any breakdown in the transport chain can quite literally put a stop to the show and potentially people’s livelihoods. Having worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company, English National Ballet and Royal National Theatre, Anglo Pacific can predict the priorities and the problems and we’re pleased to say that the Royal New Zealand Ballet summer season in Europe went without a hitch.”

The dancers of the company, established in 1953, performed the triple bill ‘From Here to There’ in Cardiff on 11 July before moving to London, Nottingham, Bradford and finishing off in Sisteron, the gateway to Provence, on 22 July. The programme featured Jorma Elo’s ‘Plan to A’, Andrew Simmons’ ‘A Song in the Dark’ and Javier De Frutos’ ‘Banderillero’.

Andrew Lees, Production Manager for the Royal New Zealand Ballet, said, “Anglo Pacific provided the Royal New Zealand Ballet with exceptional service at a great price. They organised inbound air freight in collaboration with our sponsor New Zealand Van Lines, arranged customs clearance in the UK and safe shipping of our equipment back to Wellington at tour end in the South of France. Anglo Pacific was on time every time and we would definitely use them again.”

Taking advantage of Anglo Pacific’s cost-effective groupage options, Royal New Zealand Ballet shared the load on the way back by filling up the container with set and costumes for its upcoming Australia and New Zealand tour of ‘Angelina Ballerina’s Big Audition’, an English National Ballet production. The child-friendly production set to a Tchaikovsky arrangement is set to take place between December 2011 and May 2012.

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