Subtle Dances

By Ballet Collective Aotearoa

Friday 16 April 2021

Show Information

The Ballet Collective Aotearoa works to bring new contemporary ballet to a diverse audience, sharing works created and unique to Aotearoa, NZ. Subtle Dances is a season of new choreographic work created by some of New Zealand’s most exciting ballet choreographers. London based Cameron McMillan, Wellington resident Loughlan Prior and Sarah Knox who works out of Auckland. Subtle Dances will express the unique voice of those that call New Zealand home. There is an energy and magnetism that New Zealand trained dancers expel, that places us here in this young, rugged, diverse landscape and intrinsically relates to those who live here.

The company has collaborated with the prodigious NZTrio who will play live, John Psathas’s work Helix, Claire Cowan’s Subtle Dances (commissioned by the NZTrio) and music by Rhian Sheehan rearranged for the Trio.

This season of new choreography explores the energy and vivacity of ballet dancers trained here in Aotearoa. It shows Aotearoa’s unique creativity shaped by our curiosity and isolation – shaped by our rugged landscape and our openness to new and immersive ideas through our many cultural and environmental influences.


Early bird $52.00


House Information


We pride ourselves on being one of the most accessible venues in the city. We have flat access through our main doors and staff are more than happy to help with the doors if needed. Taxis can drop off and pick up patrons from outside these doors and we can order a taxi for you after the show.

There are accessible toilets on the lower level and a roomy lift provides access both to these facilities and to the Stalls seating. Seats in the Circle are accessed via several flights of stairs so we recommend patrons with mobility difficulties book seats in the Stalls.

We have seven dedicated wheelchair spaces and our events are available via an augmented hearing assistance system.

We also have opera glasses available for hire for $5 at the Box Office – just ask when you come in.

We encourage our patrons to discuss their needs with us so we can ensure they enjoy the show.

Bar Service

Our bars have a selection of New Zealand wines and beers as well as juices, water, light snacks and ice creams. The bars will be closed five minutes before the show’s published start time.

Theatre Etiquette

People come to the Regent Theatre to have a great night out. So everyone has a good time, we ask all our patrons to be courteous to those around them.

  • Please turn off all your electronic devices before you come into the auditorium.
  • If you have taken snacks from our bar back to your seat, try not to rustle when the house lights go down.
  • If you are late to a show, get comfortable in our bar area until we can turn the house lights back on so you can find your seat.
  • Camera flashes occasionally make performers stumble – over their lines or their feet – so we prefer that you don’t use flash (or any other) photography.
  • Please keep your feet on the floor – someone counting the beat on the back of your seat can be distracting.
  • Dancing in the aisles sounds like fun but it might make our Circle collapse. If you really need to dance (and it’s the right sort of show), please book seats in the Stalls or make your way out to the foyer.
  • We encourage you to introduce your children to the arts, but please also teach them to watch and listen quietly and peacefully.

17 The Octagon, Dunedin
Otago, New Zealand

PO Box 5036, Dunedin, 9058



Mon-Fri 9am - 5.30pm
Sat 10.30am - 1pm
Box office is also open one hour before shows