The Art Lounge (cnr Khartoum Pl & Lorne St), Auckland

14/03/2009 - 15/03/2009

Auckland Fringe 2009

Production Details


Emerging artists Alysha Firbank and Zahra Killeen-Chance are keeping up the Pace of contemporary dance through the premier of their new work. This powerful duet is set to be the unknown delight this season, giving audiences an insight into the physical power of rhythm and time. 

The work employs a metronome as the central catalyst; this provokes the two dancers striking imagery and creates a piece of startling physical theatre from two fresh choreographic voices.

Pace will be performed at The Art Lounge attached to the Auckland Art Gallery located in the heart of Auckland’s city. Premiering on the 14th March at 4:00pm, and two performances on the 15th March at 2.00pm and 4.00 pm.

The Art Lounge (corner of Khartoum Place & Lorne St, Auckland Central)
Saturday 14th March
Sunday 15th March
Admission by koha, no bookings necessary

The Auckland Fringe runs from 27th February to 22nd March 2009.
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Stimulating contrasts

Review by Shanon O'Sullivan 19th Mar 2009

Zahra Killeen-Chance and Alysha Firbank, two talented and emerging choreographers, recently performed their choreographic debut entitled Pace, to a receptive and captivated audience.

Zahra and Alysha present a dynamic and intriguing duet that explores the roles of control and dictatorship within society and how it affects either the recipient or the authoritative self.

Utilising a metronome as a catalyst and moments of verbal text throughout the piece provide additional elements of substance, and the viewer is treated to what is a striking and well-conceived choreography.

Zahra’s display of graceful fluidity and Alysha’s raw energy and magnetism create a stimulating contrast as they move throughout the space.

Both dancers are recent New Zealand School of Dance graduates, and from the vibrancy and level of professionalism they displayed, we may look forward to their future choreographic developments. 


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