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Step Through The Looking Glass And Discover

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STEP THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS AND DISCOVER

“…an Alice and wonderland world - with dancers squirming inside…tender and lyrical, like swans arching and folding” – The Listener, June 2004

Outlaw Creative is proud to announce the national tour of the contemporary dance work – MINIATURES. Seven of New Zealand’s most talented young dancers take this surreal and beautiful dance show to a wider NZ audience following the outstanding success of the 2004 premiere.

Our most precious treasures are miniatures – little boxes of precious dust – hidden and squeezed into and out of sight – brought out to air occasionally.

Choreographer Malia Johnston has been creating her own work for the past six years – working with Curve Dance Collective, Touch Compass Dance Trust and The Graduate Dance Company. Last year she became a founding member of Outlaw Creative with Guy Ryan and Michele Powles. Outlaw Creative is a new voice in the growing world of contemporary NZ dance. Outlaw has set their sights high and 2005 is geared up to be a record year for this young company. They open their new show Mystery of the Disappearing Body in Auckland in May before embarking on the Miniatures national tour. They also tour Terrain from July 2005 to Taranaki, Christchurch and Nelson. This schedule, which would be gruelling for many artists, is not the only project that Malia has on the go – she’s also the choreographer for the high profile WEARABLE ARTS AWARDS in Wellington later this year.

Malia Johnston, Choreographer of the Year and Contemporary Dancer of the year 2004.
- The Listener, 2004

Miniatures boasts an original score from the talented composer Eden Mulholland. Eden has recently released an EP for his Auckland band Motorcade. Costume designer Asho Gevorgyan (originally from Armenia) created the costumes for Miniatures. She has also designed for Touch Compass, Jambalaya, the K-road festival, The Fall Guy, and Miniatures 2004 season. Asho’s designs appeared in 2004 Fashion Week as part of Miranda Browns collection.

The cast of MINIATURES includes: Sarah Sproull, Liana Yew, Maria Dabrowska, Jacob Sullivan, Malia Johnston, Julia Milsom and Paul Young.

MINIATURES PLAYS
Auckland – Concert Chamber June 23-25th
Wellington – Te Whaea July 6-9th
Christchurch – Grand Hall July 28-30
Bookings: Ticketek
Duration: 1 hour

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