BREATHE: A CELEBRATION OF SONG AND DANCE IN AID OF CYSTIC FIBROSIS
Medhi Angot (director, choreographer)
at Soundings - Te Papa, Wellington
From 7 Jul 2012 to 8 Jul 2012
Reviewed by: Lyne Pringle;
Breathe: A celebration of song and dance in aid of Cystic Fibrosis
Five years ago, Royal New Zealand ballet dancer, Medhi Angot, was so inspired after meeting a young girl with Cystic Fibrosis that he became determined to help fight against this heartbreaking disease.
Five years on and he has set the stage for two incredible gala performances to raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Association of New Zealand.
Breathe: A celebration of song and dance in aid of Cystic Fibrosis will be performed on Saturday 7 July, 7.30pm and Sunday 8 July, 2.30pm at TE PAPA'S Soundings Theatre.
Medhi has gathered together contemporaries from the Royal New Zealand Ballet including The Secret Lives of Dancers stars Lucy Green, Jaered Glavin and Lucy Balfour. Alongside the dancers are Wellington's top musical theatre performers including Ivy Padilla who starred as Kim in the 2010 production of Miss Saigon at the St James Theatre.
Although Medhi has independently put the show together, he has received full encouragement and support from the Royal New Zealand Ballet.
Its General Manager, Amanda Skoog, says, “ One of the great rewards of my job is to see dancers grow, both as artists and as individuals, and so I am very proud that this group of dancers have shown the initiative and the generosity to see this independent project become a reality.
CEO of the Cystic Fibrosis Association, Kate Russell says, “we're delighted to be the recipient charity for this wonderful celebration. This event is a true testament of how a small group of individuals who have a passion for a cause can create something very special to raise funds. But this takes determination, generosity and lots of time and we are so grateful to all the incredible artists who have given us their time, their talent and their hearts.”
Tickets are available now from www.ticketek.co.nz
For further media enquiries or to arrange an interview please contact Glenn Horsfall on 021 116 7364.
Dancers: Jaered Glavin, Antonia Hewitt, Lucy Balfour, Dimitri Kleioris, Ginny Gan, Qi Huan and Lucy Green;
Singers: Ivy Padilla, Jody McCartney and Glenn Horsfall;
Accompanist : Sue Windsor
Stage Manager : Charlotte Gordon
Lighting & Sound: Ellis Thorpe;
Photographer : Stephen A' Court
Graphic Designer : Danica Prowse;
Other: The Royal New Zealand Ballet; Greg Horsman;Tonia Looker; Abigail Boyle; and Kate Marshall.