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Dr Felicity Molloy (PhD I MEd I REPs I MNZ RMT I YogaNZ Senior L4 I VCA Dance) is a long-term dancer, registered exercise professional, and body therapist. She is well-known for her integrated teaching profile across dance, yoga, bodywork, and somatics (embodied feeling). Felicity has written for Theatreview for well over a decade, responding to dance as performance art – involving, emerging and shaping in Aotearoa. A dancer with Impulse Dance Theatre, and Limbs Dance Company before becoming an independent dance professional, and tertiary educator at Unitec, AUT, and University of Auckland, she completed a PhD about how dancers come to academia in 2017. Felicity was TAPAC’s Creative Director in 2011, Artistic Director for Youth Company Pointy Dog, and she continues an  experience in community programme development, bringing together dance and well-being approaches. Since 2009, Felicity has been exploring the benefits of dance for older adults, becoming Research Officer for the AUT/SPARC project called Can Dancing Improve Physical Activity Levels, Functional Ability and Reduce Falls in Older Adults? In collaboration with DANZ, Felicity designed a flexible older adults dance class and teaching method. Felicity’s co-authored international article, and conferences about Dance Mobility™ include a presentation at the 2019 World Congress of Physical Therapy (WCPT) in Geneva. 

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Lightscapes

Wellington, Christchurch, Auckland

27/07/2023 - 12/08/2023

"Dancers dancers dancers you are symbolic and meaningful. ..

"Entering its eighth decade the company is clearly in good heart..

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Rituals of Similarity

Auckland, Wellington, Whangarei

01/08/2023 - 23/03/2024

"A must see..

"Artistic motivation, mentorship and marinading..

STRUCTURE

Auckland

29/04/2023 - 30/04/2023

"Visually beautiful and thought-provoking...

"Surfacing out of catastrophe and change...

SandSong

Auckland

15/03/2023 - 18/03/2023

"Themes of cultural belonging, ancient organic connections to land and nature, and thousands of years of emerging stories...

Revisor

Auckland

09/03/2023 - 11/03/2023

"The work is a knock-out tour-de-force of theatre..

"The minutiae of movement simultaneously reflects the theatrical extravagance of a literal storyline..

Haus of Yolo

Auckland

23/11/2022 - 27/11/2022

"A Playful Set of Risqué Cabaret Vignettes..

Tutus on Tour 2022

Dunedin, Christchurch, Auckland, Tauranga, Napier, Palmerston North, Wellington

07/10/2022 - 09/11/2022

"An Eclectic Programme With Flare and Versatility..

"Tutus a mixed bill..

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A TRAVELLER'S GUIDE TO TURKISH DOGS

Wellington, Hastings, Palmerston North, Auckland

17/01/2020 - 23/10/2022

"Thoughtful effortless storytelling and comedic timing..

"Inventive, warm and totally original..

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What They Said - NZ Dance Company

Auckland

07/10/2022 - 08/10/2022

"Can you talk to me? A Legacy of Artistic Communication..

Munster

Auckland

18/05/2022 - 20/05/2022

"Moments of authentically portrayed emotion...

DAYBREAK ESTATE

Wellington, Christchurch, Auckland

08/02/2022 - 09/04/2022

"A fanfare to chaos..

"Relentless nihilist optimism...

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Vivid Dreaming

Global, Auckland

23/03/2022 - 10/09/2022

"Vivid Dreaming Round 2 – starkly contrasting contemporary pieces..

"Picturesque smoothness...

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Romeo and Juliet

Auckland

04/02/2022 - 05/02/2022

"Ambitious rendering of the old classic..

Inflated Rebel

Auckland

11/08/2021 - 15/08/2021

"A sensuous, seamless structure of vignettes..

Walk with Me

Auckland

24/07/2021 - 24/07/2021

"Under a cloud blotched sky...

BALLET NOIR

Auckland

23/07/2021 - 24/07/2021

"Archival and experimental style...

The Movement

Palmerston North, Porirua, Dunedin, Auckland, Havelock North

01/05/2021 - 19/06/2021

"Serendipitous rather than extra-mortal..

"Brave and thought provoking programme,..

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MASS SOLITUDE

Global

15/04/2020 - 15/04/2020

"Human bonding..

THIS FRAGILE PLANET

Auckland, Hamilton

25/02/2020 - 01/03/2020

"A call... to ensure that the fragile planet is honoured, protected and nurtured..

"Sweet symbiosis..

SPACES AMONGST US

Auckland

24/02/2020 - 26/02/2020

"Genuine moments of tenuous connection..

The Pform.nz season of Secondary Colours (2019)

Auckland

06/10/2019 - 06/10/2019

"Intelligence, nurturance and confidence in embodied storytelling..

NOT ODD HUMAN

Auckland

05/10/2019 - 06/10/2019

"Oddly human..

NZ Music Double Bill: Dances with Aldous

Auckland

04/10/2019 - 05/10/2019

"Wishing for live music..

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