FALL AND RECOVERY
Works by Sheryl Robinson and new works inspired by her
presented by present members and graduates of the Hagley Dance Company, Unitec graduates, Rebound Dance Company, plus other professional colleagues.
at Hagley Open Stage, Christchurch
From 28 Jul 2012 to 29 Jul 2012
Reviewed by: Paul Young;
SHERYL ROBINSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER
Times and Dates: Saturday 28th July, 7.00pm; Sunday 29th July, 4.00pm
Venue: Open Stage, Hagley Community College
Door Sales: $15.00 waged, $10.00 unwaged
DOOR SALES ONLY
All proceeds go towards the creation of the Sheryl Robinson Memorial Scholarship, providing funding to enable exceptional dance students to pursue further dance education.
Choreographer, teacher, company director and dancer, Sheryl Robinson inspired a generation of Christchurch contemporary dancers. Fall and Recovery presents a diverse programme of dance celebrating the work and continuing legacy of an outstanding mentor, colleague and friend. A selection of Sheryl's works will be remounted and new works inspired by her will be presented by present members and graduates of the Hagley Dance Company, Unitec graduates, Rebound Dance Company, plus other professional colleagues.
In 1989, following training at the New Zealand School of Dance and a professional touring engagement, contemporary dancer and choreographer Sheryl Robinson made the gutsy decision to base her professional career in her home town of Christchurch. She began teaching, through independent studio Dance Corporate, local ballet schools, tertiary providers and local high schools, as well as touring with Sarah Franks' company Manawa Nui. Sheryl then formed her own company, Dance Core. In addition to regularly mounting her own dance productions, Sheryl performed regularly with Wellington based choreographer Paul Jenden and would also go on to form another dance company, Local Weeds. In 2009, Sheryl became a founding member of Christchurch's dance company for mature dancers, Rebound Dance Company with whom she continued to work until just before her death in 2010.
In 2000 Sheryl was instrumental in the creation of Hagley Dance Company; a full –time dance programme that provides a springboard into a career in professional dance. Through Hagley Dance Company, Sheryl continued to provide work and professional development to both students and the wider Christchurch dance community.