KISS THE SKY

Show Overview: Kiss The Sky

"Curationally [The] New Zealand Dance Company has raised the bar with Kiss the Sky. Well-polished performance is complemented compositionally with excellent production design for an evening of sensory indulgence."

Raewyn Whyte, NZ Herald

The following Festivals presented a double bill of Sigan by KIM Jae Duk and The Fibonacci by Victoria Colombus:

Bay of Islands

Upsurge Festival
Turner Centre
Tuesday, 2 April 2019 at 7:30pm

Wanaka

Festival of Colour
Lake Wanaka Centre
Saturday, 6 April 2019 at 7:30pm
Sunday, 7 April 2019 at noon

Invercargill

Southland Arts Festival
SIT Centrestage Theatre
Wednesday, 10 April 2019 at 7:30pm

The following cities presented a triple bill of Sigan by KIM Jae Duk, The Fibonacci by Victoria Colombus and If Never Was Now by Stephanie Lake:

Wellington

The Opera House
Wednesday, 1 May 2019 at 7:30pm

New Plymouth

TSB Showplace
Saturday, 4 May 2019 at 7:30pm

Nelson

Theatre Royal
Thursday, 9 May 2019 at 7:30pm

Hamilton

Clarence St Theatre
Tuesday, 14 May 2019 at 7:30pm

Auckland

Bruce Mason Centre
Thursday, 29 June 2017 at 7:30pm
Friday, 30 June 2017 at 12:30pm
Friday, 30 June 2017 at 7:30pm
Saturday, 1 July 2017 at 4:00pm

Webisode: KIM Jae Duk

Webisode: Victoria Colombus

Webisode: Stephanie Lake

"abundant with highly creative movement, emotion, flow and strength. Contemporary dance at its finest.” Jordan Lahood, Theatreview

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“Both choreographies were exciting, exhausting, exhilarating – and world class” Otago Daily Times

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“…it is impossible to tear your eyes away from the energy building, rising and falling, until the inky end.” Alana Dixon-Calder, Theatreview

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“Breath-taking moments draw gasps from the audience as movement, light and sound are tightly integrated.” Lyne Pringle, Stuff

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“Kiss the Sky is a diverse magical experience and no one movement is the same.” Lauren Sanderson, DANZ

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“Well-polished performance is complemented compositionally with excellent production design for an evening of sensory indulgence” Chloe Klein, Theatreview

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“The rousing cheers which greet the final bows are recognition of the versatility, virtuosity and artistry of NZ Dance Company dancers and the excellence of the design and production teams” Raewyn White, The NZ Herald

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Creative Team

2019 Dancers
Carl Tolentino
Chris Clegg
Chrissy Kokiri
Katie Rudd
Ngarae Jenkins
Xin Ji

2017 Dancers
Breanna Timms
Carl Tolentino
Chrissy Kokiri
Emily Adams
Katie Rudd
Lucy Lynch
Xin Ji

Sigan

Choreographer/Composer
KIM Jae Duk

Lighting Designer
Jo Kilgour

Costume Designer
Elizabeth Whiting

Set Designer
Rachael Walker

The Fibonacci

Choreographer
Victoria Columbus

AV & Spatial Designer
Rowan Pierce

Lighting Designer
Jo Kilgour

Costume Designer
Elizabeth Whiting

If Never Was Now

Choreographer
Stephanie Lake

Composer
Robin Fox

Lighting Designer
Ben (Bosco) Shaw

Costume Designer
Andrew Treloar

The Seasons Retouched
(2017)

Choreographer
Sue Healey

Composer
Max Richter

Live Music
Black Bird Ensemble

Lighting Designer
Jo Kilgour

Costume Designer
Elizabeth Whiting

Set Designer
Rachael Walker

Video Design
Shaun Madgwick of Augusto