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Crows Feet Dance Collective presents The Armed Man

The Armed Man

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of World War One Crows Feet Dance Collective presents a full-length dance work to The Armed Man, a stirring and poignant ‘mass for peace’ by Welsh composer Karl Jenkins.

In preparation for this project the Crows Feet dancers researched their own family stories about World War One, and some of these form a narrative thread throughout The Armed Man.

Director and choreographer Jan Bolwell states ‘because we are a female dance company we have focussed on the impact of war on families, on women and children who coped with separation and a huge sense of loss that impacted on subsequent generations. Many of us in Crows Feet had grandfathers and great-uncles who fought in the First World War, so this is a very personal work.

Crows Feet dancers are joined by a group of male students from Whitireia Polytechnic’s performing arts programme who will dance in sections of The Armed Man that depict men at war.

The Armed Man is presented at the Genesis Energy Theatre in Upper Hutt’s Expressions Arts and Entertainment Centre on April 5th & 6th at 3pm, and at Otaki’s Civic Theatre on April 12th at 7.30pm and April 13th at 3pm.

For the Otaki performances director/ choreographer Jamie Bull is working with local people to create a 20-minute site-specific dance theatre performance Reflection, which serves as a prelude to The Armed Man. It is performed in the Cenotaph Park, 35 minutes prior to The Armed Man performances in the Civic Theatre.

PERFORMANCES:

Genesis Energy Theatre, Expressions Whirinaki Arts & Entertainment Centre
April 5th & 6th at 3pm. $20 adult $18 Friends/
Concession Book online www.expressions.org.nz (Booking fees apply) By phone: 04 527 2168

Otaki Civic Theatre April 12th at 7.30pm & April 13th at 3pm.
$18 adult $15 concession
Booking at www.otakiplayers.org.nz or Railway Bookshop 06 364 8942

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