Footnote Forte 2013: We have been there (Cloud In Hand)
We have been there (Cloud In Hand)
Sometimes it seems as if a dance is already there…
Footnote Dance presents Footnote Forte 2013 - We have been there (Cloud In Hand) a newly commissioned work by Lisa Densem, with music by Andrew Thomas.
'This particular homecoming has been some years in the planning, and it is wonderful to bring Lisa home. She is a very special New Zealander and has made her name so far away." - Deirdre Tarrant
Footnote Forte is an initiative to bring outstanding Kiwi dance artists home to make work here in New Zealand and to bring their artistic voice to our stages and dances.
In keeping with this tradition, Footnote Dance is commissioning Berlin based choreographer and past Footnote dancer, Lisa Densem. Footnote travelled to work with Densem in October 2012 at the Ufer Studios in Berlin, to develop a new Forte work that will open in Wellington in March, and tour through to the end of April 2013. Music is by Wellington composer Andrew Thomas.
Densem has worked extensively with Sasha Waltz & Guests, one of Germany's most successful companies, touring the globe with up to 80 performances a year! Her new work for Footnote is a choreography of discovery. Densem is using techniques that explore the body in context with the surrounding space and searching for moments that emerge from this exploration.
"Sometimes it seems as if a dance is already there, inscribed into the air or a room or a space. We need only do what is there and what is done has to be done in exactly that way and in that particular place." - Lisa Densem
World Premiere in Wellington as part of the New Zealand Fringe Festival
WELLINGTON / MARCH 6 & 7/ THE OPERA HOUSE/ 8PM/ TICKETEK.CO.NZ
DUNEDIN / MARCH 19 & 20 / ALLEN HALL / 8PM / DASHTICKETS.CO.NZ
AUCKLAND / MARCH 27 & 28 / Q THEATRE / 8PM / QTHEATRE.CO.NZ
NELSON / APRIL 15 & 16 / THE SUTER / 7.30PM / EVERYMAN.CO.NZ
See www.footnote.org.nz for more details