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The Search for the Great Kiwi Song


The Search for the Great Kiwi Song


Their performance in the United Kingdom saw renowned dance theatre exponents Pilobolus craft a work to The Clash’s classic “London Calling” – and now, the company are looking for a song from our shores to inspire a spectacular dance piece especially for the Auckland season of Shadowland.

THE EDGE are offering those who enter their pick for the great New Zealand song a chance to win one of three double passes to the event, playing The Civic in Auckland on June 3rd. From there, all the song entries will be collated and submitted to Pilobolus so they can pick a song and choreograph something especially for this Auckland season.

Pilobolus aren’t merely looking for a song by a New Zealand artist – rather, they are looking for the song that represents the location they are performing in, creating a segment in the show featuring music and images of the area and are asking you for their help.

Could it be Patea Maori Club’s “Poi E”, or Split Enz’s “Six Months in a Leaky Boat”? Could it even be something from the Shihad lads, or even modern day songstress Lorde or Aaradhna? Could it be something else completely different that represents all of New Zealand?

Nominations can be made by visiting www.the-edge.co.nz/nzsong - where you can also take a look at what the theatre company did in London and find out more about Pilobolus.

"This is an amazing spectacle of inventiveness" - Le Parisien

Seen by over 500,000 people worldwide SHADOWLAND has been created by renowned dance theatre exponents – Pilobolus whose work is hallmarked by innovation and dynamism. With the marvels of a dream, the grace and awe of acrobatics, whimsy and stirring emotions, SHADOWLAND creates indelible images that are unexpected and revelatory.

The first ever show of its kind to combine shadow theatre with dance, SHADOWLAND is an enchanting tale of a teenage girl who yearns for independence. From her dreams she wakes to something behind her bedroom wall - her shadow. The wall of her room begins to move, trapping her on the other side. Unable to escape, the girl goes deeper and deeper into SHADOWLAND where strange creatures, both threatening and seductive, playfully appear.

Shadowland plays The Civic, Auckland, from June 3rd – 8th. Bookings through TICKETMASTER – www.ticketmaster.co.nz or 09 970 9700

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