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The Creamery is coming…MMMMmmmmm

The Creamery is coming…MMMMmmmmm

Wellington’s Java Dance Theatre sell-out in Edinburgh and have just signed with an agent in China but right now they are bringing the premiere of their new work The Creamery home to Wellington. The Hannah Playhouse will be transformed into a milky delicious world as Java create a new ADULT work inspired by cheese-making - and yes they really do make cheese on stage! It's the third in the

Java entertained kids with Cheese for Capital E earlier in the year and The Creamery promises to give adults a new perspective on the rich creamy transformation of milk into cheese. Java’s artistic director Sacha Copland has researched cheese at the Drunken Nanny Goat farm (home of award winning cheese) as well as in a French country village.

Sacha has been choreographing from Wellington for 14 years, starting Java at the tender age of 21 and now tours all around the world with her award winning company. Last year she did a Tedx talk in Wellington and she has become part of the Next Generation international programme, where they put 20 directors from all over the world in room together for a week to see what they come up with. She just returned from South Africa to make The Creamery.

Sacha Copland - For me The Creamery is summed up by this quote from Charles de Gaulle

“How can anyone govern a country that has 246 different kinds of cheese”

The Creamery

First there was bread, then there was wine and now Java will transform milk into cheese on stage.

Java Dance brings you immersive dance theatre with live music. From the makers of The Wine Project, The Creamery is the third part in Java’s Artisan Series. This culinary investigation into culture delights the senses and feeds the soul.

Enter the sumptuous world of cheese-making where artisans compete to win your favour and create the finest slice of cheese. We embark on a cream-filled journey from the mountains to the market where fortunes are made and the curds are separated from the whey.

“Java Dance are national treasures” Dominion Post

Baths of milk, dripping wax, the smell of fresh cut grass and the call of the cows will transport you to The Creamery.

Book Now!

5th July 6.30pm

6-7th July 6.30pm and 8.30pm

04 894 7419

The Hannah Playhouse

12 Cambridge Terrace

Java Dance Theatre captures audiences of all ages with visceral dance theatre that delights the senses and speaks to the soul. We create original dance theatre works with playful physicality, live music and full audience immersion.


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