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2022

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Tor Colombus | Eddie Elliott

Exploring an ancient sequence of nature in The Fibonacci and the blurred lines between fiction and reality in Uku – Behind the Canvas, Night Light premiered in Tāmaki Makaurau in 2022 to critical and audience acclaim.

The Fibonacci by Tor Colombus opens up a dreamy terracotta world that explores the mathematical Fibonacci sequence. With a movement vocabulary that drifts effortlessly between the natural and the mechanical, The Fibonacci reveals a tapestry of pattern and form, which provokes a feeling of connection to something deeper than the detail of each individual action.

Tangata Māori choreographer Eddie Elliott’s Uku – Behind the Canvas explores the power of vulnerability and the strength within struggle. Anticipation and intensity are at the heart of movement paired with cleansing uku (clay) which symbolises the relationship between Hineahuone and Tāne – where we’ve come from and to where we will return.

From floating through time and space, observing nature’s mysterious golden spirals in Colombus’ The Fibonacci to grounding down with feeling in Elliott’s Uku - Behind the Canvas where confronting storytelling is at its most raw, these two sublime performances make for an evening of earthy contrast that will leave you in awe of the talent and artistry brewing right here on our shores.

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"A tour de force…powerful and emotional…a post-lockdown celebration of community..."

Francesca Horsley
Theatre View



2023 TE IKA-A-MAUI TOUR

Rotorua
Sir Howard Morrison Centre
Saturday, 12 August, 7.30pm

Kirikiriroa Hamilton
Clarence Street Theatre
Thursday, 17 August, 7.30pm

Ngāmotu New Plymouth
TSB Showplace
Thursday, 24 August, 7.30pm


2022 PREMIERE SEASON

Auckland:
Friday 3 June, 7.30pm
Saturday 4 June, 7.30pm
ASB Waterfront Theatre


REVIEWS

“…triumphant with exhilarating kapa haka, hip hop and electric ensemble sequences.”
Francesca Horsley, Theatreview

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"NZDC IS ABUNDANT WITH HIGHLY CREATIVE MOVEMENT, EMOTION, FLOW AND STRENGTH. CONTEMPORARY DANCE AT ITS FINEST."

Jordan Lahood
Theatreview

CREATIVE TEAM

Uku - Behind The Canvas

Choreographer & Composer
Eddie Elliott

Composer
Alistair Deverick

Composer
Jason Wright

Lighting Designer
Jo Kilgour

Costume & Set Designer
Rona Ngahuia Osborne

Mātanga Mātauranga Māori
Tūī Matira Ranapiri-Ransfield

The Fibonacci

Choreographer
Tor Colombus

Sound & Spatial Designer
Rowan Pierce

Lighting Designer
Jo Kilgour

Costume Designer
Elizabeth Whiting

The Fibonacci was co-commissioned by NZDC and the Festival of Colour.

The creation of The Fibonacci was supported by the Susan Paterson Memorial Choreographic Commission, generously made possible by Jane Vesty, Brian Sweeney and Greg Fahey of SweeneyVesty.


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