Leys Institute Gymnasium Hall, Ponsonby, Auckland

28/02/2013 - 01/03/2013

Auckland Fringe 2013

Production Details

InsideOut Dance presents

It’s time to get up off that couch! Experience the infectious twists, turns and tumbles of StandOUT, as dancers
take over the Leys Institute Gymnasium Hall in Ponsonby on the 28th of February and the 1st of March, as a
part of the Auckland Fringe Festival.

A quirky, high energy entrapment of dance and personality, InsideOut Dance’s performers infiltrate passion
and vibrancy into an ordinary evening – creating a ‘StandOUT’ event! Talented NZ songstress, Chloe Bartlett
also features in the StandOUT show, intertwining her unique up-beat soul style music with the leaps and spins of the dancers. 

A lively performer with quirkiness in spades, Chloe has cemented herself as a fixture in this country’s music
scene that won’t be falling off the radar any time soon. Her debut single Freak Out achieved top ten airplay on
the New Zealand charts six weeks running, and a place in the top 100 over the 2011 NZ Music Month.
InsideOut Dance was started in 2011 by three energetic Dance Studies graduates from the University of
Auckland. This femme-fatale trio has performed at fundraisers and charity events as well as numerous arts
festivals, including the Wellington Fringe Festival in 2012. This year, for StandOUT, the group has grown as the
gals have teamed up with a couple of male dancers, bringing a new flavour and some fun chemistry to their

If you want to be entertained and infected with a little bit of toe-tapping and shoulder bopping then DO NOT
miss this show!

Why stay in when you could StandOUT?!

StandOuT performs
28 February and 1 March, 7:30pm
Duration: 45 minutes
Location Leys Gymnasium Institute Hall, Ponsonby
Tickets $5.00 – $10.00 (children under 14 FREE) – service fees may apply
Bookings: iTicket – 0508 iTicket /
For more information contact:  Bre Gentry
021 101 6587 /

Dancers: Emma Payne, Kate Cummings, Bre Gentry, Matthew Moore, Conor Young, Joseph Toso

Musicians: Chloe Bartlett, Zac Williams

Producers: Bre Gentry, Emma Payne, Kate Cummings 

Marketing & Admin: Bre Gentry 

45 mins

Energetically driven with watchable moments

Review by 01st Mar 2013

InsideOut Dance presents an energetic dance blend at the old Gym in Ponsonby’s historic Leys Institute, to an audience largely consisting of parents and friends. You will beare  greeted with home-made cakes and water; much needed thirst quenching on yet another lovely, hot extended summer evening. Evening light through the large old windows holds hands with simple but effective theatre lighting. Music is live accompaniment by young local artist, Chloe Bartlett, who sings and plays keyboards with a jazzy edge. She is ably accompanied by acoustic guitar player, Zac Williams. The music at times drives the dance movement but as often curtails the dancers’ more organic rights to phrasing, expression and emphasis.
The last time I was at St Leys I watched a pile of youngsters flip and joyfully slide around gym equipment. This event is similar, in that the performers, who are quite a bit older than the tiny gymnasts, are still a pick-and-mix of charm and exuberance, with movement phrases only slightly marred by chaotically driven choreographic interactions.

A blend of dance genres: swing, textbook contemporary and the occasional hip hop move also speaks of a less intelligible artistic meld but the mercurial flow of Matthew Moore and Conor Young produces plenty of watch-able moments. The rest of the group; Bre Gentry, Emma Payne, Joseph Toso and Kate Cummings form and reform in sequences at a hell-for-leather pace. At the same time, I am struck by an overtly gendered twist: as the males leave their partners the females become wooden, lost.

Of particular choreographic interest are the dancers’ entrances through audience and the creative possibilities cast by working in the round. For an early foray into professional dance, InsideOut Dance on the whole is an uneven offering, but the intention to create work in unusual and evocative locations is lovely and right.


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