Create. Fail. Love

Artistic Director Shona McCullagh couples the highly theatrical works of Ross McCormack and Lina Limosani to form a stageblazing trans-Tasman double bill, premiering in Auckland at Q Theatre in August 2016.

Matter by Ross McCormack (Creative New Zealand’s 2015 Choreographic Fellow) is a work that is inspired by several multi-disciplinal artists and draws on relationships with different environments. Created by one of New Zealand’s finest and internationally acclaimed dance artists with an absurdist eye for detail, McCormack says “I am fascinated with how humans can bestow this importance and have almost cathartic experiences with seemingly benign objects.” In this highly anticipated theatrical work, questions of purpose, indecision, and environment are contemplated within a surreal world of poles, appearing as spear-like plinths forcing the space apart.

Whispers from Pandora’s Box by Australia’s Lina Limosani (2015 Dame Peggy vanPragh Choreographic Award recipient) is a theatrical exposition on the dichotomy of good and evil within human nature. With a score created from mashed up film soundtracks and absurdist scores, this black comedy contains Elizabethan-period inspired costumes, David Lynch style elements, and shockingly timed fight sequences. It promises to present both the macabre and humorous. Kill Bill meets Elizabeth I in this romp of surreal and action-packed pandemonium.

We invite you to experience disruptionin The Absurdity of Humanityin its premiere season. Be sure to bring the teenagers and the other half.



To the point: A double bill of theatrical dance/mythological and macabre/symbolic and slapstick/contemplative and comedic.

Theatre Royal, TSB Showplace
Sun, Sep 3.6pm

CHRISTCHURCH ARTS FESTIVAL – 15 September 2017 7.30pm

The Aurora Centre – bookings:

Box Office: 6:30pm
Doors Open: 7.15pm
Show Starts: 7:30pm
Duration: 90mins

WELLINGTON – The Opera House – 20 September 2017 at 7.30pm

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