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© 2018 Phaedra Film Ltd

Photographs © Stephen A'Court, Ken Downie and Phaedra Film Ltd.

The Heart Dances follows the Royal New Zealand Ballet's production of The Piano: the ballet, choreographed by Jiří Bubeníček and designed by Otto Bubeníček.

The film was made possible by:


Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga / New Zealand Film Commission

Park Road Post


and the kind permission of Jane Campion, Jan Chapman and Saddleback Productions, for reference to The Piano, the inspiration for the ballet.


It was filmed with the co-operation of the dancers and staff of the Royal New Zealand Ballet led by Artistic Director Patricia Barker and Executive Director Frances Turner


Jiří Bubeníček

Otto Bubeníček
Moss Te Ururangi Patterson
James Webster

It is distributed in New Zealand and Australia by

Rialto Distribution

and throughout the rest of world by

Bankside Films.

About The Heart Dances