2015

The Geography
Of An Archipelago

Stephen Shropshire

Stephen Shropshire (USA/Holland) created the company’s first international commission in co-production with the Holland Dance Festival. Created in collaboration with composer Chris O’Connor (The Phoenix Foundation), The Geography of an Archipelago  sees a trio of dancers exploring the emotions that accompany exile and belonging.

The Geography of an Archipelago was presented in the program Lumina

The New Zealand Dance Company proudly presents one of its most sought after and celebrated programmes – Lumina.

Three incomparable pieces of contemporary dance explode off the stage in “ground-breaking” and “hypnotic” (NZ Herald) spectacles resulting in a “tour de force of dance, music and light.” (DANZ)

Artistic Director Shona McCullagh tasked the three dynamic creative teams with creating a world where light was the connective force of the programme. Featuring some of Holland and New Zealand’s finest choreographers, composers and designers, Lumina is a rich world “presenting a veritable explosion of fantastically illuminated spaces, images and superbly performed contemporary dance.” (NZ Herald)

Powerful designs by Jo Kilgour  (lighting) and  Kasia Pol  (set and costume) across all three works creates an immersive and integrated world for the audience to experience.

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"Lumina revealed a depth of talent in every aspect of the production, with lighting, costumes and production matching the virtuosity of the dance works."

DANZ Magazine



2019 INTERNATIONAL TOUR

Toronto, CANADA
Fall for Dance North Festival
In Transit as part of Programme 3 - an international selection of current indigenous dance expressions
Ryerson Theatre
Friday, 4 October 2019
Saturday, 5 October 2019
Sunday, 6 October 2019

Ottawa, CANADA
National Arts Centre
Tuesday, 8 October 2019
Wednesday, 9 October 2019


2018 INTERNATIONAL TOUR

Paris, FRANCE
Théâtre National de Chaillot
Wednesday, 11 April 2018 at 7:45pm
Thursday, 12 April 2018 at 7:45pm
Friday, 13 April 2018 at 7:45pm

Liverpool, ENGLAND
The Capstone Theatre
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 at 7:30pm


2018 NATIONAL TOUR

Hamilton
Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, University of Waikato
Friday, 4 May 2018 at 7:30pm

Christchurch
Issac Theatre Royal
Thursday, 10 May 2018 at 7:30pm

Nelson
Theatre Royal Nelson
Monday, 14 May 2018

Auckland
Bruce Mason Centre
Wednesday, 23 May 2018 at 7:30pm


2016 INTERNATIONAL TOURS

Neuss, GERMANY
Internationale Tanzwochen

Stadhalle Neuss
Thursday, 21 January 2016 at 8pm

Leverkusen, GERMANY
Bayer Kilture 2015/2016 Season
Erholungshaus, Leverkusen
Saturday, 23 January 2016 at 7:30pm


The Hague, HOLLAND
Holland Dance Festival

Theatre Ann het Spui
Friday, 29 January 2016 at 7:30pm
Saturday, 30 January 2016 at 7:30pm
Sunday, 31 January 2016 at 2:30pm


2016 NORTH ISLAND TOUR

Whangarei
Capitaine Bougainville Theatre
Wednesday, 4 May 2016 at 7:30pm

New Plymouth
TSB Showplace
Friday, 27 May 2016 at 7:30pm

Mahurangi
Mahurangi College
Friday, 6 May 2016 at 7:30pm

Napier
Napier Municipal Theatre
Sunday, 15 May 2016 at 6pm

Wellington
The Opera House
Saturday, 21 May 2016 at 7:30pm


2015 PREMIERE SEASON

Auckland
Maidment Theatre
Wednesday, 19 August 2015
Thursday, 20 August 2015
Friday, 21 August 2015
Saturday, 22 August 2015


REVIEWS

“In a word, stunning! This
programme explodes on the
senses in sound, light and
powerful, exhilarating dance!” 

Dr Debbie Bright, Theatreview

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“…the company's dancers
respond tirelessly to the
challenges of the choreography
with precision, passion
and athleticism.” 

Dr Ian Lochhead, Theatreview

"a tour de force of dance,
music and light." 

Francesca Horsley, DANZ

"Fiercely beautiful and filled 
with anger, sorrow and hope, it
affects in a quite subliminal
and unforgettable way." 

Ann Hunt, Stuff


CREATIVE TEAM

Choreographer
Stephen Shropshire

Composer
Chris O'Connor

Lighting Designer
Jo Kilgour

Set & Costume Designer
Kasia Pol

2019 DANCERS
Chrissy Kokiri
Katie Rudd
Xin Ji
with
Carl Tolentino
Toa Paranihi

2018 DANCERS
Bree Timms
Chrissy Kokiri
Katie Rudd
Xin Ji
with
Carl Tolentino
Eddie Elliott

2015 & 2016 DANCERS
Chrissy Kokiri
Katie Rudd
Xin Ji
with
Tupua Tigafua
Chris Ofanoa

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