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Footnote Dance: Perforum 2006

Footnote Dance

Perforum 2006

- An experiment in the evolution of Dance –

Wednesday 22nd February 6.00pm 125 Cuba Street
Thursday 23rd February Ph. 384 7285
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Footnote Dance is unique as a repertoire company with a commitment to new New Zealand dance.

Perforum 2006 is a concept developed for ‘FRINGENZ’ to facilitate discussion with the creative forces of contemporary dance. New choreography by internationally renowned Jeremy Nelson will form the beginnings of new dance for Perforum 2006.

Perforum 2006 will include a showing of works in progress alongside a discussion forum facilitated by Deirdre Tarrant, Director of Footnote Dance.
This is a unique opportunity for the public to share in, and perhaps actively influence, the creation of professional contemporary dance. Perforum has been a very popular dance initiative at the last three FringeNZ.

Footnote dancers Halina Wolyncewicz, Hannah Stannard, Anita Hunziker, Sarah Knox, Lance Riley and Andrew Rusk bring their skills and energy to the creative process of these new dance works.

These works will ultimately be part of the repertoire for the season of “Feats of Fancy”, our coming-of-age programme celebrating new New Zealand dance and music, which will tour nationally later in the year.

- Dance never stands still and Perforum is an experiment in its evolution – making a dialogue with dance -

Jeremy Nelson

Jeremy Nelson who receieved a GUGGENHEIM FELLOWSHIP for 2004, was born in New Zealand, trained at the London School of Contemporary Dance and went on to dance for Siobhan Davies and Second Stride Dance companies in London before moving to New York in 1984. He was a dancer with the Stephen Petronio Dance Company in New York from 1984-1992, returning as guest soloist in 1995. In 1991 he won a New York Dance and Performance (Bessies) Award for outstanding performance with that company.

He has been presenting his choreography in New York since 1994 at venues such as Danspace Project at St Mark’s Church, Dance Theater Workshop and PS 122, as well as in several countries including Footnote Dance Company in 1998 and Phoenix Dance Theatre in Leeds, England in 2003.

He is a member of the teaching faculty at Movement Research in New York and a guest artist in 2004 at Connecticut College. In the United States, he has taught as part of the American Dance Festival, and at various universities including New York University Tisch School of the Arts and Bennington College. He has been invited to give classes to several internationally recognised companies including Anna Terese de Keersmaaker’s ROSAS in Brussels, Sasha Waltz Company in Berlin, and Siobhan Davies Company in London.


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