PRIME CUTS 2012
Choreographers: Ojeya Cruz Banks, Geoff Gilson (with film by Mark Pulsford and music by Jeff Henderson), Christina Houghton, Kelly Nash, Janine Parkes
at Q Theatre Loft, 305 Queen St, Auckland
From 17 Oct 2012 to 18 Oct 2012
Reviewed by: Tru Paraha;
17 Oct at 6pm, 18 Oct at 8pm
Choreographed and performed by Ojeya Cruz Banks
Espritu Tasi/ The Ocean Within/ I respect water is a solo dance based on an ecological exploration of waters of Gůahan/Guam. Using movement qualities of water that surround my home island, this choreography explores ocean characteristics such as waves drawing in and breaking, the strength of particular currents and the converging of different flow forms, subtle and peaceful motion, the changing tides, the abyss, and liquid gravity. These features of oceanic water are used as metaphors to explore narratives of the Chamorro Diaspora identity. This work was developed at the Pacific Dance Choreographic Laboratory and premiered at Mangere Theater in Auckland in 2011 and performed at the BlakDance festival this year.
Created and directed by Mark Pulsford; choreographed by Geoff Gilson
Performed by Jack Gray, Shannon Mutu, Victoria Szerdi
Ayahuasca is a ceremony performed by Shaman Geoff Gilson. In a drugged state, two dancers relive blockages in their lives and resolve them. As animist spirits, conflicts dissolve and they are free. The synergies between contemporary dance, motion graphics and visual narrative are explored. Music by Jeff Henderson.
Choreographed and performed by Christina Houghton with kate Bartlett and Zahra Killeen-Chance
Millicent is an enthusiastic but dubious dance-scientist engaging in a series of domestic experiments. She wants to know how domestic actions impact on aquatic spaces. In doing so, she has createdWATER SLIDES - an experiment in slowing down, noticing temporal cycles of tides, observing the unseen, and experiencing watery environments through liquid perception.
Choreographed by Kelly Nash, performed by Georgie Goater, Lydia Bittner-Baird, Tallulah Holly Massey, Zahra Killeen-Chance and Jessie McCall
I don't know what happened before these woman came to the stage. I am hoping they might have changed skin.
Seven women who move into personas they inhabit and co-habit, to pursue an emotional truth and dance a comedy, revelling in the tragedy and joy in authenticity.
Choreographed by Janine Parkes; performed by Georgie Goater, Annabel Harrison and Julie Van Renen
What is built up must fall, what is born must die. Three women traverse the boundary between life and death in this stark and beautiful dance investigation.
Performers: see below