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W.I.P. ‘10 finale promises to end on a high-note

W.I.P. ‘10 finale promises to end on a high-note

August 25th & 26th will see the final season of W.I.P. ’10. Held in Galatos, the iconic K’ Road venue Works in Progress highlights the up and coming talent of the Auckland dance scene.

Choreographing for this season are Ai Fujii Nelson, Amy Mauvan & Febe Holmes, Kura Te Ua, Val Smith and Xinia Alderson. Following on from the well received previous season, described by reviewer Jack Gray as “an entrée, two mains and a really long desert”, Season 4 looks set to be another entrancing smorgasbord of tastes.

Within the eclectic mix of themes the investigation of the gendered body rubs shoulders with the creation story of the first Maori woman, the pressures of modern life are explored, a fascinating duet navigates the transitional spaces between bodies and structures while it deconstructs the notion of binaries, and an installation combined with live music and dance will entice and provoke your senses.

The Works in Progress dance platform was designed to providing a testing ground for new works and projects. An initiative of the 2010 DANZ Interns, with support from MIC Toi Rerehiko, W.I.P. ’10 merges a performative environment with the idea of a studio showing. In this way the W.I.P. ’10 offers a safe and supportive venue in which choreographers can field test their ideas and methods before developing them further.

This platform has also been a chance for the DANZ Interns to develop their skills. DANZ Intern Samantha Wood says of the process “The W.I.P. ’10 initiative has been a valuable learning experience, one that I am sure will assist my future greatly”

W.I.P.’s previous three seasons have garnered an encouraging response, and this final season is shaping up to be another great show. Featuring a diverse range of works and exploring a wide range of themes Season 4 promises to be a stimulating and engaging night out.

Tickets for this event will be sold at the door, $10, or $8 for concession, cash only. Doors open 7pm and the show kicks off at 7:30.

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