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When Love Comes Calling

PRESS RELEASE - NATIONAL TOUR OF CONTEMPORARY DANCE

“WHEN LOVE COMES CALLING”

By Raewyn Hill. Presented by Soapbox Productions.

There is madness, sadness, rejection and elation symbolically represented in the innovative choreography, atmospheric lighting and design in this production which may move you to tears, and will have you shouting for more¡KThis is a world class production, make no mistake¡K.If you are a lover of dance and theatre it is not to be missed. Christchurch Press 2001

WHEN LOVE COMES CALLING

Presented by SOAPBOX PRODUCTIONS

- WELLINGTON 4 - 7 September

- CHRISTCHURCH 19 - 22 September

- DUNEDIN 8- 10 October, part of the Otago Festival of the Arts

Outstanding contemporary dancer, Raewyn Hill returns to the stage with a tour of her solo show, WHEN LOVE COMES CALLING. This production wowed audiences and critics alike at its premiere in Christchurch 2001.

WHEN LOVE COMES CALLING is a 65 min solo dance theatre work, with a set which includes water and a dirt covered floor. Exploring six words - Regret, Denial, Trust, Temptation, Desire and Truth - Hill takes the audience on a journey of love.

WHEN LOVE COMES CALLING is told through dance and film. A documentary style interview with Norman Levido is projected onto the back wall and fills the entire space. Raewyn draws on both her and Norman’s personal experiences to expose the beauty, pain and loss of the universal theme of love. Inspired by the sheer emotional intensity of the subject matter, WHEN LOVE COMES CALLING enthrals and captivates audiences with an evening of dance that pushes the boundaries of physicality and emotion.

Originally from Christchurch, Raewyn is considered to be one of New Zealand's finest contemporary dancers. She has performed with New Zealand's foremost choreographers and dancers, including the Douglas Wright Dance Company and Michael Parmenter's Commotion Company. Raewyn has also toured Australia with Gary Stewart's company THWACK. Her most recent choreographic commissions have been for the Royal New Zealand Ballet and Footnote Dance Company. She will premiere her second full-length work WHITE, in July at Bats Theatre, Wellington.

WHEN LOVE COMES CALLING features an original score by Wellington Composer

Nic McGowan, costume design by one of New Zealand's leading fashion designers, Andrea Moore and a light design by Martyn Roberts. Acclaimed playwright, Jo Randerson, was Raewyn’s Dramaturg.

What the Critics Say

"Raewyn Hill is without doubt New Zealand’s most exciting female contemporary dancer. That she is also an impressive choreographer is a bonus and is so rare we must celebrate not only her talent but her decision to remain and share her talents with the New Zealand Arts Community" Christchurch Press, Dec 2001

The premiere of her solo work " Love Comes Calling" delivers a magnificent dramaturge/ solo dance and dance theatre work of an extraordinary standard. This is a world class production, make no mistake. Worthy to be seen far afield and a production to be truly proud of. If you are a lover of dance and theatre, it is not to be missed. Christchurch Press Dec 2001

'The uncommon sensuality of her piece and exquisite execution had the audience enthralled in the anticipation of every move' ¡KCapital Times, June 1998.

...she has emerged as a mature and intelligent artist with a dance pedigree that confirms her excellence¡K. Christchurch Press Dec 2001

For further media information please call Melanie Hamilton 025 22 777 54 or email mel@evision.org.nz Images available on request.


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