2012

Language Of Living

The New Zealand Dance Company Proudly Presents
Language of Living

Fresh from their acclaimed performances at the Holland Dance Festival, The New Zealand Dance Company embarked on a nationwide tour bringing their innovative choreography and stunning design to five corners of the country.

This 2014 National Tour presented the critically acclaimed Language of Living, not only to new North Island centres but also across Cook Strait to the South Island.

In a five centre, one month, one night only tour, New Zealanders enjoyed the brave and beautiful works on this programme performed by some of the country’s finest artistic athletes and experienced the work of five innovative New Zealand choreographers, together in an evening of cutting-edge creativity.

Sarah Foster-Sproull’s Human Human God is a poignant and comical piece about Generation Y by a Generation X-er, while Release Your Robot is Justin Haiu’s street dance-inspired work about a robot who seeks a higher truth. Arts Laureate Michael Parmenter’s duet Tenerezza plays on the notion that no movement occurs without initiation by the other, while Trees, Birds then People by Artistic Director Shona McCullagh draws on the territorial nature of NZ birds and people for inspiration, and with a poem by Shel Silverstein in mind, Tupua Tigafua‘s new piece Dreamy McFloat, marked the company dancer’s choreographic debut with The New Zealand Dance Company.

The company’s vision for creative alchemy was brought to life by a visual feast of stunning costume, video and set design as well as an exquisite sound experience featuring compositions by CPE Bach, The Electric Boutique, Gareth Farr, Eden Mullholland, Antonio Vivaldi and Sekai Mailata.

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"...A TRIUMPH FOR ALL CONCERNED."

Ann Hunt,
The Dominion Post

2014 NATIONAL TOUR

Invercargill
Tuesday, 29 April 2014
Civic Theatre

Christchurch 
Saturday, 3 May 2014
Aurora Centre, Burnside College

Nelson
Thursday, 8 May 2014
Theatre Royal Nelson

New Plymouth
Wednesday, 14 May 2014
TSB Showplace

Tauranga
Wednesday, 21 May 2014
Baycourt Theatre


2013 NORTH ISLAND TOUR

Warkworth
Tuesday, 28 May 2013
Mahurangi College

Whangarei
Saturday, 1 June 2013
Capitaine Bougainville Theatre, Forum North

Orewa
Tuesday, 4 June 2013
Orewa Arts & Events Centre

Hawke's Bay
Friday, 7 June 2013
Hawke's Bay Opera House, Hastings

Wellington
Wednesday, 12 June 2013
The Opera House


2012 PREMIERE SEASON

Auckland
Friday, 10 August - Saturday, 11 August 2012
ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre


Reviews

"Diverse, relevant, revealing - a platinum performance indeed!"

NZ Herald

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"The production excelled in all aspects"

Francesca Horsley


CREATIVE TEAM

Choreographers
Shona McCullagh
Michael Parmenter
Sarah Foster-Sproull
Justin Haiu
Tupua Tigafua
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker (2013)

Set Design
Sue Gallagher

Costume Design
Andreas Mikellis with
Sara Taylor

Lighting Design
Matthew Marshall
Abby Clearwater

AV Design
Gerbrand van Melle
Designworks
Theo Gibson (2012)
Shona McCullagh (2012)
Macoto Murayama (2012)

2014 Composers & Musicians
Eden Mulholland
Gareth Farr
John Gibson
The Electric Boutique

2013 Composers & Musicians
David Guerin
Eden Mulholland
Gareth Farr
John Gibson
NZTrio
The Electric Boutique

2012 Composers & Musicians
Gareth Farr
NZTrio
The Electric Boutique
David Guerin
Edden Mulholland
John Elmsly
John Gibson

2014 Dancers
Carl Tolentino
Chrissy Kokiri
Gareth Okan
Hannah Tasker-Poland
Justin Haiu
Katie Rudd
Lucy Lynch
Tupua Tigafua

2013 Dancers
Craig Bary
Gareth Okan
Hannah Tasker-Poland
Justin Haiu
Lucy Lynch
Pamela Sidhu
Tupua Tigafua
Ursula Robb


2012 Dancers
Alex Leonhartsberger
Craig Bary
Hannah Tasker-Poland
Justin Haiu
Lucy Lynch
Sarah Foster-Sproull
Tupua Tigafua
Ursula Robb

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