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Life­world (na­tion­wide, Oc­to­ber 19-Novem­ber 4) refe refers to the world as ex­pe­ri­enced in the sub­jec­tiv­ity of ev­ery­day life, as op­posed to the ob­jec­tive “world” of the sciences. It’s also the name of a new work by Foot­note Dance, com­mis­sioned from one of the coun­try’s most dy­namic chore­og­ra­phers, Claire O’neil. The work riffs on the philo­soph­i­cal con­cept, con­trast­ing hu­mour and fri­vol­ity with the depths of the hu­man con­di­tion and exploring the space be­tween re­la­tion­ships and per­cep­tion.

Other no­table Novem­ber dance per­for­mances in Auck­land: Black Grace: As Night Falls (Herald Theatre, Novem­ber 1-5), a po­etic ode to our trou­bled world, chore­ographed by artis­tic di­rec­tor Neil Ieremia; and White Light Falls (Base­ment Theatre, Novem­ber 8-12), created by Unitec con­tem­po­rary dance grad­u­ates to con­tem­plate the strength and vul­ner­a­bil­i­ties of women and the im­por­tance of sup­port net­works.

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