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What They Said

As the dancers navigate, persist and exert themselves in an attempt to understand each other, nonpatterns become familiar patterns and a logic is revealed. Potential narratives slip and perceptions morph as the dancers trade words for saturated physical states.

When the words erode and go missing, what do the bodies become? A new moving landscape is formed without extraneous junk. Nature with its own drama, more than a collection of words and pictures, a glorious dance.

What They Said premiered in October 2022 as part of Tempo: Te Rerenga o Tere.

In this cross-Tasman collaboration, Melbourne based choreographer Jo Lloyd and her longtime collaborators Duane Morrison (Music) and Andrew Treloar (Costumes) created '...an exuberant romp of a work, performed by a sterling group of dancers...who parade, preen and pose in an environment where almost anything seems possible.' - DANZ

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"a gift to the artform itself...eclecticism, at its finest"

Theatreview


2022 PREMIERE SEASON

Auckland
Rangatira, Q Theatre
Friday 7 October at 7:30pm
Saturday 8 October at 7:30pm


"Jo Lloyd uses subtle humour to create her exposition on the impact that words can have on people"

DANZ

REVIEWS

"wonderfully surreal"
Jenny Steveneon, DANZ

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"[Jo Lloyd shows] bravery, supreme confidence, nuanced eyes and ears and a mind that pulls everything together and keeps it on track…She certainly enthrals."
NZ Arts Review

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“a gift to the artform itself...eclecticism, at its finest”
Theatreview

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CREATIVE TEAM

Choreographer
Jo Lloyd

Music
Duane Morrison

Costumes
Andrew Treloar

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Night Light

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