The Royal New Zealand Ballet is bringing its highly acclaimed production Red to Sydney later this month.

Red is a trilogy of contemporary dance pieces put together by three very different but passionate choreographers.

The first dance, Plan to A, is choreographed by Jorma Elo. His energetic and inspiring work is based on his experience of working with some of the world’s most respected and groundbreaking choreographers, including William Forsythe, Jiř?yli?and Matz Ek.

Plan to A is an abstract work for seven dancers and presents audiences with effervescently energetic choreography. Dressed in stunning red, the dancers move seamlessly across the stage in a highly stylised, mesmerising flow of movement.

Sydney-based choreographer Adrian Burnett has created a mystical, thought-provoking work for the second piece in the trilogy, Abhisheka.

Set to John Psathas’s evocative score of the same name, this abstract work is inspired by the ritualistic and sacrificial cleansing of the chosen one.

With a colour palette of rich, warm golds, the intricate and captivating movement showcases the talents Burnett has to offer.

The final piece, Equilibrium, was recently performed for audiences in China. New Zealander Cameron McMillan uses his choreography to showcase the dancers’ athleticism.

Intensely physical and fast, the work has a driving energy derived from Philip Glass’s violin concerto, with layers upon layers of contemporary musical progression.

Costumed in dramatic red and black, Equilibrium explores the tensions between resistance and flow.

Red plays at Sydney Theatre, Walsh Bay, March 26-29. Bookings: 9250 1999.

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