The New Zealand Dance Company presents
3 JUN - 4 JUN 2022 — Dance
The New Zealand Dance Company
ASB Waterfront Theatre
80 minutes, including 20 minute interval
This production uses haze and contains some strong language
Indulge your senses in a complementary double bill that brings to life an ancient sequence of the natural world and an environment that exists between fiction and reality.
The Fibonacci by NZDC co-Artistic Director 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.
The world premiere of emerging Māori choreographer Eddie Elliott’s Uku – Behind the Canvas is a journey through the power of vulnerability and the strength within struggle. Eddie engages raw, confronting storytelling and draws from the pūrākau (storytelling) held within Te Ao Māori interwoven with NZSL (New Zealand Sign Language) and inspiration from visual artist Andy Denzler. Anticipation and intensity are at the heart of riveting movement paired with cleansing uku (clay), symbolising the relationship between Hineahuone and Tāne – where we’ve come from and where we will return.
An evening of earthy contrast by two dynamic New Zealand choreographers, Night Light will leave you in awe of the talent and artistry brewing right here on our shores.
Creative New Zealand, Foundation North, Auckland Council & Wellesley Studios.
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.
The Saturday 4 June performance will be recorded for digital stream. There will be no sightline issues for patrons.
Sound & Spatial Designer
Uku - Behind The Canvas
Choreographer & Composer
Rona Ngahuia Osborne
Costume & Set Designer
Premium $60 - $75
A Reserve $40 - $50
B Reserve $20 - $25
"NZDC is abundant with highly creative movement, emotion, flow and strength. Contemporary dance at its finest."
"[In The Fibonacci] Every moment is a stunning and disciplined pattern, flaunting the effortless synergy of the dancers and perfectly complemented by Rowan’s Pierce’s epic sound design."
— Regional News Wellington
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