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Insight Studio Performances

Insight Studio Performances


New Zealand School of Dance students performing in an INSIGHT studio performance. Photographed by Stephen A'Court.


Intimate performances of classical and contemporary dance by New Zealand School of Dance (NZSD) students give a first-hand experience of the School. The students will present an hour of short works, drawn from the classical repertoire and innovative new choreography. Seeing dancers in the studio where they train provides a real insight into these two contrasting techniques and the repertoire the students are learning.

The programme will incorporate solos prepared by classical students for the upcoming AHA Awards ballet competition, including new works by graduates Victoria Colombus and Tessa Hall, and excerpts from the School’s upcoming Choreographic Season. Contemporary students will perform a trio by Australian James O’Hara, who has been guest tutor at the NZSD this term. James O’Hara has danced with leading edge choreographers and dance companies around the world such as Ballet Preljocaj (France), Ohad Naharin/Cedar Lake (New York), The Australian Ballet, Ross McCormack (New Zealand) and Marina Mascarell. He is a founding member of Cross Connections Ballet Company Copenhagen, and has worked extensively with Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Eastman, who have performed in recent years at Wellington’s New Zealand Festival and the Auckland Arts Festival.

Insight Studio Performances at the New Zealand School of Dance are at Te Whaea: National Dance & Drama Centre, Newtown at 6pmTuesday 31 March and Wednesday 1 April. Entry is by koha/donation and no booking is required. www.nzschoolofdance.ac.nz

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