LANGUAGE OF LIVING
Choreographers: Shona McCullagh, Michael Parmenter, Justin Haiu, Sarah Foster-Sproull
Composers/Musicians: Gareth Farr, NZTrio, The Electric Boutique, David Guerin, Eden Mulholland, John Elmsly, John Gibson
Set design: Sue Gallagher
Costume design: Andreas Mikellis
Lighting design: Matthew Marshall
AV design: Theo Gibson, Shona McCullagh, Macoto Murayama
at ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre, Auckland
From 10 Aug 2012 to 11 Jul 2012
Reviewed by: Jack Gray; Bernadette Rae (NZ Herald);
The New Zealand Dance Company's first foray is a diverse programme of five exquisite works entitled Language of Living – inspired by the belief that dance is the most beautifully truthful language of living.
Earthy, funny, brave and beautiful, the works on the programme are choreographed by Michael Parmenter, Shona McCullagh, Sarah Foster-Sproull, and Justin Haiu and showcase some of New Zealand's finest dancers: Ursula Robb, Alex Leonhartsberger, Craig Bary, Sarah Foster-Sproull, Justin Haiu, Hannah Tasker-Poland, Tupua Tigafua and Lucy Lynch as artistic athletes in innovative and relevant choreography. The company's vision for creative alchemy is brought to life by the fusion of new technologies, a visual feast of stunning costume and set design and an exquisite live sound experience with the NZTrio, David Guerin and The Electric Boutique joining us on stage in selected works.
Language of Living Season Details:
ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre, THE EDGE, Auckland
Friday 10 August 2012, 7.30pm (Gala Opening)
Saturday 11 August 2012, 7.30pm
Plus our dedicated youth engagement matinee "Liftoff!", Saturday 11 August, 2.00pm.
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Dancers: Craig Bary, Sarah Foster-Sproull, Alex Leonhartsberger, Tupua Tigafua, Hannah Tasker-Poland, Justin Haiu, Ursula Robb, Lucy Lynch
Rehearsal Directors: Charene Griggs & Craig Bary
The Edge Technical Crew