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Quixotic Parables

Quixotic Parables

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Choreographers Clare Luiten and Alexa Wilson present

The Dance Theatre Production not to be missed this Fringe Festival!

“Quixotic Parables”

Bats Theatre
Feb 20th - 23rd, 2007, 8.00pm
Full Price $16, Concession $12, Fringe Addict Cardholders $10, Groups $12 (8 or more,

To Book phone Bats Booking Line 802 4175, or email

Women and Honour - Notes On Lying (Clare Luiten) and Make [It] Up (Alexa Wilson), with music from Charlotte Rose (Best Sound Score Tempo – Auckland Dance Festival).

Two of New Zealand’s Choreographic Talents team up to bring you “Quixotic Parables” for four nights only at Bats Theatre in Wellington

‘Quixotic Parables’ combines the evocative and sensitive with the provocative and ‘in your face’. Two solo performances of extreme beauty, rarity, humour, honesty, wit, all in celebration of being in love, with love, lost love and because of love.

Combining exquisite photography and film, with beautifully crafted costume and unique dance, Clare Luiten returns to Wellington for the first time in 12 years to present Woman and Honour – Notes on Lying, a work that moves smoothly between the real and surreal. Ideas of love versus ownership, freedom versus control, women’s love for each other, and women’s love for men, are sensitively and evocatively explored and questioned.

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'Women and Honour was a brave, evocative solo starkly and darkly interweaving different media to express personal and universal issues imbued in intimate relationships around manipulation, guilt, honesty and freedom. Each image presented was highly considered, clear, beautiful and haunting within slow, internal and increasingly dynamic twisting movements, projected photographs of herself naked in contortionist positions in an empty pool, pre-recorded confessional texts by another female voice and aided by a stunning soundscore by Charlotte Rose.' Alexa Wilson on Tempo Festival 06, Danz Quarterly

Alexa Wilson’s ‘Make [it] up: An Un/sustainable Career in Enlightenment’ is a serious satire of ‘internet-dating’ and comment on local/global identities and the complex relationships that they play out, when invited to promote themselves to attract sexual or romantic attention across cyberspace. It mimics self-obsessed and self-promoting local/global cultures engaged in paradoxes of intimacy/distance, truth/illusion-deception, un/containment. ‘Make [it] Up’ will be messy, pointed, abstract-absurdist, humourous, potentially potent. It is about finding true love and the invisible.

“Best New Work by Emerging Contemporary Choreographer: Magic Box by Alexa Wilson… overlays video, dialogue and movement to fracture our constructed realities. Her unnerving clarity and audacious style reveal an intellect and imagination capable of a major work. Wilson's creativity is a rich complex feast.”
Francesca Horsley, Listener Dec 2004

“Alexa Wilson has created a quixotic parable for our times…” Jenny Stevenson, The Dominion Post


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