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Sir Jon Trimmer Celebrates 50 Years Of Performing With The RNZB At Government House

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16 September 2008 - HE'S been leaping into the hearts of audiences for five decades.

Sir Jon Trimmer has been performing with the Royal New Zealand Ballet for a remarkable 50 years and to celebrate the RNZB and Governor General Hon Anand Satyanand will host a tribute afternoon tea for Sir Jon at Government House on September 28.

Sir Jon has been a mainstay of the RNZB since joining the company in 1958. Knighted for services to ballet in 1999, brief sojourns overseas have seen him dance in front of royalty and Hollywood stars including Marlene Dietrich, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.

Te Papa will be gifted four of Sir Jon's costumes from past productions at the invitation-only event.

Sir Jon, who will star as "The Don" in the upcoming Meridian Season of Don Quixote, will speak about his career and there will also be a brief performance by the RNZB dancers.

The event starts at 2pm. Sir Jon will be available for media interviews before the event commences.

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