2016

Whispers From
Pandora's Box

Lina Limosani

Whispers from Pandora’s Box by Australia’s Lina Limosani (2015 Dame Peggy van Praagh Choreographic Award recipient) is a theatrical exposition on the dichotomy of good and evil within human nature. With a score created from mashed up film soundtracks and absurdist scores, this black comedy contains Elizabethan-period inspired costumes, David Lynch style elements, and shockingly timed fight sequences. It promises to present both the macabre and humorous. Kill Bill meets Elizabeth I in this romp of surreal and action-packed pandemonium.

Whispers from Pandora’s Box was presented in the program The Absurdity of Humanity

Works by Ross McCormack (Matter) and Lina Limosani (Whispers from Pandora’s Box) are coupled to form a stage blazing trans-Tasman double bill that premiered to critical acclaim in Auckland in 2016.

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"In a brilliantly worded introduction, [The] New Zealand Dance Company leader, Shona McCullagh, eloquently articulates the purpose of both the company and this season of inventive contemporary dance. She deserves congratulations for her curatorial choices and passionate vision."

Lyne Pringle
The Dominion Post



2017 NATIONAL TOUR

New Plymouth
Tauranga Arts Festival
TSB Showplace
Sunday, 3 September 2017 at 6pm

Marlborough
ASB Theatre Marlborough
Sunday, 3 September 2017 at 7:30pm

Christchurch
Christchurch Arts Festival
Aurora Centre
Friday, 15 September 2017 at 7:30pm

Wellington
The Opera House
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 at 7:30pm


2016 PREMIERE SEASON

Auckland
Q Theatre
Wednesday, 24 August at 7:30pm
Thursday, 25 August at 7:30pm
Friday, 26 August at 7:30pm
Saturday, 27 August at 2pm
Saturday, 27 August at 7:30pm


REVIEWS

“Finely tuned dancers take command of the stage; with crisp and assured execution of choreography that takes our imaginations into a dark absurdist realm.” 

Lyne Pringle, Dominion Post

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"hese choreographers do not merely employ but showcase the superb abilities of the dancers – their strength, flexibility, expression, and sensitivity."

Andrew Sheperd, Theatreview

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“This hour and a half left me breathless” 

Holly Shanahan, Theatreview

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“The Absurdity of Humanity is a powerful and compelling commentary on the human condition and it should not be missed.” 

NZ Herald

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“The world of Matter is a total triumph of collaboration, light, sounds, and ultimately… vision” 

Paul Young, DANZ

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"In the end, it’s a ‘bloody’ good night out at the theatre watching stuff the rest of us can’t do but expect from high-end practitioners such as these" 

Chris Jannides, Theatreview

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CREATIVE TEAM

Choreographer
Lina Limosani

Lighting Designer
Jo Kilgour

Costume Designer
Donna Jefferis

Stage Manager
Ashley Mardon (2017)
Lesley Bandy (2016)

Technical Operator
Jonny Cross

2017 Dancers
Bree Timms
Carl Tolentino
Chrissy Kokiri
Connor Masseurs
Emily Adams
Katie Rudd
Lucy Lynch
Xin Ji

2016 Dancers
Bree Timms
Carl Tolentino
Chrissy Kokiri
Emily Adams
Katie Rudd
Lucy Lynch
Tupua Tigafua
Xin Ji

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