Enter a space mesmerisingly transformed by light and sound. Above and all around you a performance of air is created by internationally renowned aerialists, a live musician and dance artists.

Known for her innovative projects and direction on the World of Wearable Art (WOW), Malia Johnston collaborates with fellow artists Rowan Pierce, Jenny Ritchie, Eden Mulholland and an exceptional all female cast to bring this Festival spectacle exclusively to Wellington.

BELLE takes its name from the French word libellule (dragonfly) and is also the name of the show's unique purpose-built piece of circus apparatus.

In some cultures, the dragonfly is symbolic for transformation. In BELLE, transformation is created with sculptural light portals where the performers appear and reappear as if by magic.

BELLE invites you into a truly transformative experience where you will be left wanting more.

Enjoy solo or with friends, you will be guided to various locations in the space to observe the work from multiple perspectives. There are a strictly limited number of spaces per night, so get in quick.

There is a post-show talk with the artists on Wednesday 2 March at the TSB Arena.


Haere mai rā ki tēnei whakaaturanga whakangahau. He waiata ka rangona, he kanikani ka kitea, otirā he whakangahau nā ngā tohunga tāwēwē runga taura, ko te tītaritari (acrobatics).

Kua mōhiotia whānuitia ēnei tohunga tītaritari i te kounga o ā rātou mahi. Ko te rangatira o tēnei kapa, ko Malia Johnson, kua rongonui āna mahi mō te rōpū o WOW - World of Wearable Arts. Ko tōna tīma tītaritari, ko Rowan Pierce rātou ko Jenny Ritchie ko Eden Mulholland, me ngā kaiwhakaari hāpai anō hoki. He raiti katoa te papa, e nukunuku ana ngā pakitara me ngā tuanui, otirā he mea hīkoi, ka āta arahina koe, koutou rānei e ngā kaiwhakaari i roto i te wāhi o te whakaaturanga autaia rawa atu nei.

Nau mai rā, haria mai tō hoa, tō whānau, tō kotahi rānei - ka tere pau ngā tīkiti nā reira kia kakama te hoko mai, me 12+ te pakeke.

Artistic Credits

Creative Director
Malia Johnston

Aerial Designer & Choreographer
Jenny Ritchie

Production Designer
Rowan Pierce

Composers
Eden Mulholland
Jol Mulholland

Aerialists
Lydia Barbour
Ariel Cronin
Rositta Hendry
Imogen Stone

Dancers
Brydie Colquhoun
Tiana Lung
Anu Khapung
Kia Jewell

Musicians
Jol Mulholland
Anita Clark

Producer
Rose McGrannachan

Production Manager
Gina Heidekruger

Head Rigger
Tom Hoyle


Thanks to

Saturday 26 February  –  Sunday 6 March

Saturday 26 February 7pm
Sunday 27 February 7pm
Tuesday 1 March 7pm
Wednesday 2 March 7pm
Thursday 3 March 7pm
Friday 4 March 7pm
Saturday 5 March 2pm
Saturday 5 March 7pm
Sunday 6 March 7pm

$33 – $79

General Admission $79
Early Bird $73
Child $39
Early Bird Child $33

TSB Arena


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Audience will stand while viewing the work, and move through the space as directed as part of performance.

Contains strobe lighting and haze, suitable for ages 12+.

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