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2001: A Dance Odyssey South Island Performances

“We all have a secret wish to dance - to fly and spin and float in space, and to feel the widest range of emotions possible. We are a nation of physical risk takers and this constantly comes through in the dance being made here.”

Deirdre Tarrant

Footnote Dance is really on a roll as it brings its new repertoire to audiences throughout the country. They opened their tour this year at the Bay of Islands Arts Festival and since then these five fabulous dancers have been to Marlborough, Wellington, East Cape, Hawkes Bay, Brisbane and Auckland, performing and teaching in schools and communities. The tour in the second half of 2001 includes Invercargill Christchurch and Dunedin.

Footnote Dance is New Zealand’s premiere contemporary dance company with a policy to nurture and develop new work and new music. Director Deirdre Tarrant is passionate about opportunities and security in the dance industry and attributes much of the outstanding success of this company to their consistent beliefs and the “real” cultural contribution this makes. We all have a secret wish to dance - to fly and spin and float in space, and to feel the widest range of emotions possible. We are a nation of physical risk-takers and this constantly comes through in the dance being made here.

Audiences will see works by:

- Catherine Chappell (Touch Compass Dance Trust) has collaborated with musician Philip Colson to make a duo

Be-Longing, exploring all those relationships between us which sometimes work and sometimes do not.

- Melanie Turner, ex Footnote professional and now returning to choreograph, has made the sinuous Shine to music by Aucklander Justyn Pilbrow.

- Trio N#2 by Raewyn Hill. The tensions of physical constraints and the result of living in a controlled atmosphere. Three very individual solos evolve from three perfectly matched minds, and the specially commissioned music by Wellington’s Nick McGowan adds a powerful dimension.

- Whiri Koka - Whiri Tangata - Uniting Mankind by Merenia Gray combines contemporary styles and Maori movement. Her key images are of bindings, the bindings of earth, people and the soul. The beautiful costumes are by Jeanine Clarkin.

- Bach in 6 by 5 by Sally Stopforth takes two very different dance bytes of the same piece of music and gives us the ultimate in unison narrative movement.

- hazyscenses@random.nz by Paula Steeds to music by Christina Cuisel and Fur Patrol takes a today look at our need for guardian angels to help us through our lives.

- Dance Dance by Deirdre Tarrant has new music by Wellington’s The Black Seeds and brings her trademark energy and quirky use of both literal and abstract images to the stage.

Footnote Dance Company present public performances in Dunedin, Christchurch and Invercargill. They will also be teaching and performing at schools throughout these regions during the tour.

For further information on Footnote Dance and photographic images, contact our website

www.footnote.org.nz or email us at footnote@paradise.net.nz

INVERCARGILL CIVIC THEATRE

Saturday 1 September at 8.00pm

Bookings at Civic Booking Office Ph: 03 214 3692

$22 Adult $10 student ID & Child

$15 DANZ card holders and groups of 10 +

SOUTHERN BALLET THEATRE, CHRISTCHURCH

Saturday 8 September at 8.00pm

Sunday 9 September at 4.00pm

Bookings at Court Theatre - 03 963 0870

$22 Adult $10 student ID & Child

$15 DANZ card holders and groups of 10 +

DUNEDIN PUBLIC ART GALLERY

Sunday 19 September at 5.30pm

Sunday 26 September at 5.30pm

Door Sales only from 4.00pm

$22 Adult $10 student ID & Child

$15 DANZ card holders and groups of 10 +

Footnote Dance Company

Company Director - Deirdre Tarrant

Administration Manager - Bryony Lane

Phone 04 384 7285

P O Box 3387

Wellington

Publicist

Caroline Armstrong

Phone 04 934 3111

email: carodave@paradise.net.nz


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