Radio NZ: The Firebird - a classic reimagined

Tension, excitement, and pride.

Loughlan Prior looks exhilarated as he recounts Royal New Zealand Ballet's (RNZB) opening night of The Firebird with Paquita.

His voice, slightly croaky, is the only hint of the evening's emotional roller coaster.

The year-long project premiered in Wellington last night, but for RNZB's resident choreographer the journey has spanned decades.

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