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Touch Compass dance photography exhibition opens in Mt Eden

26 February 2014

Touch Compass dance photography exhibition opens in Mt Eden

A photographic exhibition depicting Touch Compass Dance Company, New Zealand’s only professional integrated contemporary dance company, is currently on display at the Albert-Eden Local Board’s “Corridor Space” exhibition area, at 135 Dominion Road, Mt Eden.

The exhibition features a hand-picked selection of photographs depicting Touch Compass workshops and performances over the last three years, and is part of an on-going series focusing on artists and arts organisations in the local board area.

Auckland Council Arts and Culture Programme Leader, Matt Blomeley, says that the exhibition is an opportunity for council to display a compelling range of photos as well as highlight the great achievements of Touch Compass.

“We are excited to be able to exhibit these inspiring images. Touch Compass has won national and international acclaim for its ground-breaking performances and showcases the unique talents of each dancer to entertain, satisfy and challenge perceptions of what dance can be. Raewyn Whyte and Linda Ashley, who have curated the exhibition are acknowledged dance writers, and their great experience shows”, he says.

The 13 photographs chosen for this exhibition include the company’s dancers performing in recent works Rogue, Run, Slip, Spring and Grotteschi, and improvising in the studio with members of the Auckland Philharmonia.

They also show the company’s Encompass programme in action, with community and youth classes, the Touch Compass Youth Company on stage, and the excitement of opening their Sandringham Studio in 2012.

Touch Compass Dance Company is known throughout New Zealand for extraordinary performances that range from compelling dance-theatre to improvised flying dance, technically challenging contemporary works, and mesmerising aerial bungy.

Selected Photographs from Touch Compass Dance Company
Curated by Raewyn Whyte and Linda Ashley
Showing until 28 March 2014
Corridor Space, Albert-Eden Local Board Office
135 Dominion Road, Auckland
Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5pm


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