SEA OF LOVE – SONGS OF THE 60S & 70S
Choreographers: Jan Bolwell, Tania Kopytko, Jamie Bull, Sue Leask
Director: Jan Bolwell
Crows Feet Dance Collective
at Expressions Arts & Entertainment Centre - Upper Hutt, Wellington
From 31 Aug 2012 to 2 Sep 2012
Reviewed by: Yolande Brophy;
‘Don't mess with a woman!'
Crows Feet launch into their latest dance show with a staunch rendition of Helen Reddy's hit song from the 1970s. Many of the Crows grew up watching the magnificent Emma Peel in the TV show The Avengers and the dance pays tribute to her and also the self-defence courses for women that were popular in the 1970s.
The Crows are re-visiting the songs of their youth. They have been in the attic rummaging through old boxes and trunks, hauling out the clothes they used to wear – kaftans, flared trousers, Indian cotton tops, crocheted sleeveless tops and long flowing dresses.
What is remarkable is the fact they still fit! These dancing Crows have kept their figures.
Audiences are in for a treat as the Crows dance their hearts out to Nancy Sinatra, Roberta Flack, Dusty Springfield, Janis Joplin, Joni Mitchell, Aretha Franklin and many more. New Zealand's very own Dinah Lee and The Chicks also make an appearance.
The Beatles song ‘Yesterday' will be sung by two of the Crows, accompanied by flautist Michelle Scullion, and with dancer Sumara Fraser.
This witty, fun and heart-warming show will be staged at Expressions Arts & Entertainment Centre in Upper, a favourite venue of the Collective with its big stage and beautiful facilities.
The café on site will be preparing tasty morsels from the 60s and 70s so the audience can get in the mood.
Thirty women, aged between thirty-eight and seventy-three, from Wellington, the Hutt Valley and the Kapiti Coast will appear on stage.
Book by phone or online (booking fees apply)
$20 (seniors, students, & Friends of Expressions)
$20 (group bookings of 6 or more)
Lighting Designer: Cathy Knowsley
Stage Manager: Lyne Pringle