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January 19th 2007

Julia Sadler and Katie Burton present

February 17th – 20th 2007, 6.30pm
Bats Theatre, 1 Kent Terrace
Tickets: Adult $15 / Concession $12 / Fringe Addict $10
TO BOOK: Phone (04) 801 4175

Dynamic, daring and dancing at it’s most dangerous. Submerge yourself in the world of Mothtick, where precarious dance routines fuse with live experiments in light and sound.

Two choreographers from opposite ends of the country journey to Wellington to premier Mothtick at Bats Theatre, February 17th – 20th as part of Fringe 07.

Julia Sadler, ‘a real asset to the Christchurch cultural scene’ (Christchurch Press 2006) will commence the evening with Moth, a work that explores the lure between space, light and the body. “I love the challenge of achieving outstanding technical accuracy while experimenting with shadow and light.” says Sadler. Experimental lighting states immerse the dancers in their world as they scan the floor, scale the walls and traverse bodies. The dancers embody a luscious physicality well known to Sadler’s southern audiences.

Plungers, prints and a heap of sucking make up the content of Katie Burton’s tick, the conclusion to the evening. Inspired by a recent camel trip in Egypt, tick explores the idea of one’s blood/life force/soul being sucked out and the emptiness that exists thereafter. “Alongside the dancers, live sound performed onstage provides a dramatic component that adds a layer of excitement and uncertainty.” says Auckland based Burton.

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The integration of live light and sound make Mothtick more then just a dance event. Sally Nicholas, one of Burton’s composers confirms the distinctiveness of the project. “We’ve composed music alongside the dancers in the studio and this has produced a soundtrack that, combined with the live sound, will be unique.”

Both choreographers are thrilled to be back in Wellington and involved in Fringe 07.

“We last performed at the Fringe Festival in 2004 and 2003. It’s exciting to be back to premier Mothtick, we anticipate a fantastic season.”


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