Tal­ented dancers poised to per­form

Central Leader - - NEWS -

A host of tal­ented Auck­land dancers will take to the stage with the New Zealand Dance Com­pany, as the com­pany makes a onenight-only per­for­mance at the ASB Theatre dur­ing its first North Is­land tour on May 25.

The com­pany’s in­au­gu­ral pro­duc­tion, Lan­guage of Liv­ing, fea­tures the work of Mt Roskill dancer Tupua Ti­ga­fua and the com­pany’s new­est re­cruit, San­dring­ham dancer Gareth Okan, who has been awarded a schol­ar­ship with the com­pany.

The show fea­tures chore­ographed per­for­mances backed by in­no­va­tive cos­tum­ing, set de­sign, video and live mu­sic.

The com­pany’s artis­tic di­rec­tor, Kings­land res­i­dent Shona McCul­lagh, says the show will ap­peal to both afi­ciona­dos and those less fa­mil­iar with dance.

Auck­land au­di­ences will also be treated to the New Zealand pre­miere of the com­pany’s first in­ter­na­tional work, Faune, in­spired by leg­endary dancer Vaslav Ni­jin­sky’s orig­i­nal chore­og­ra­phy and per­formed by New Zealand’s global dance star Ur­sula Robb.


Step­ping up: The New Zealand Dance Com­pany is per­form­ing its in­au­gu­ral pro­duc­tion Lan­guage of Liv­ing in Auck­land for one night only.

Go to cen­tral­leader.co.nz and click on Lat­est Edi­tion to watch a video of high­lights from the pro­duc­tion.

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