Sir Jon, storyteller extraordinaire
Sir Jon Trimmer has been a storyteller all his life. He joined the national ballet company in 1958 and has been performing the world’s great ballet stories ever since. Knighted in 1999, last year he had a lead role in the Royal New Zealand Ballet Company production of Coppelia.
Over the years, there have also been occasional forays into television, film and theatre, most notably in Helen Moulder’s play Meeting Karpovsky.
As part of the build-up to the Royal New Zealand Ballet Company production of Liam Scarlett’s stunning A Midsummer Night’s Dream based on Shakespeare’s play in the Regent on Broadway next Wednesday September 16, the ballet icon is putting on another storytelling hat.
This Sunday September 13, Sir Jon will open two storybooks and read from A Midsummer Night’s Dream and another favourite, Peter and the Wolf.
Sunday’s BYO cushion session fundraiser for Friends of the Royal New Zealand Ballet is upstairs in Danceworks Studio, 60 King St from 2pm -3pm, and will be followed by a mime and dance class.
Tiaras, crystal fairies, signed ballet shoes, crystal pens and posters will be on display and for sale. Entry to the storytelling is by koha.
The Royal New Zealand Ballet Company’s Sir Jon Trimmer tells stories for the Friends of the Ballet at a city dance studio on Sunday afternoon.