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Local Dance Produce For The Rodney District


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Spinning Sun presents:
LAZY SUZY BOY


Local Dance Produce For The Rodney District

Fresh from her return having performed as part of the Sziget Festival in Hungary (winner of the “Best European Major Festival” award), acclaimed NZ choreographer Ann Dewey presents her latest work, Lazy Suzy Boy from September 27th in seven halls across the Rodney district culminating in Auckland City.

From cheap ticket prices to the use of community venues and different (unusual) spaces, Dewey looks to diversify audience and get more people involved in the dance experience.

Keeping the work in her backyard, Dewey will also offer a series of free workshops aimed at younger people open to 8 – 16 year olds. The work that is created in these workshops will form five minutes of the local performance. These fresh performers will have a chance to showcase their talent (albeit brief) and have the chance to work alongside professional dancers and regular Spinning Sun performers Julie van Renen, Elizabeth Kirk and Liana Yew.

Having created stunning works such as Left and Right and the critically acclaimed Shine Lady, Spinning Sun artistic director Ann Dewey is one on New Zealand’s foremost Contemporary Dance teachers and choreographers. She has performed with many professional companies in The U.K and New Zealand, namely Janet Smith and Dancers, DV8 Physical Theatre, Douglas Wright Dance Company and Michael Parmenter’s Commotion Company.

Dewey and her company are also regular tutors in many education projects in Auckland schools; most notably with the Royal New Zealand Ballet. She has written the first Contemporary dance syllabus in the country, which is taught throughout New Zealand. She has taught both nationally and internationally at levels ranging from professional companies to community classes.

Lazy Suzy Boy investigates power in relationships – between people and between humans and our environment. Despite the intensity of the subject matter the work is peppered with Ann’s trademark style of excitement, humour and enlightenment.

LAZY SUZY BOY plays


Leigh - Leigh Hall (4 Cumberland Street, Leigh)
Performance: 27th – 29th September, 7pm (Adults $10/Kids $5)
Wellsford – Wellsford Community Centre
Workshop: 1st October, 10am – 2pm. Performance: 2nd October, 7pm (Adults $10/Kids $5)
Puhoi – Puhoi Centennial Hall
Workshop: 3rd October, 10am – 1pm. Performance: 4th October, 7pm (Adults $10/Kids $5)
Warkworth – Old Bowling Club Hall
Workshop: 5th October 10am – 2pm. Performance: 6th October, 7pm (Adults $10/Kids $5)
Kaipara Flats – Ranfurly Hall
Workshop: 10am – 1pm. Performance: 8th October, 6pm. (Adults $10/Kids $5)
Helensville – Helensville War Memorial Hall
Workshop: 9th October, 11am – 4pm. Performance: 10th October, 7pm (Adults $10/Kids $5)
Kumeu – Kumeu Community Hall
Workshop” 12th October, 10am – 2pm. Performance: 13th October, 7pm (Adults $10/Kids $5)

For show and workshop bookings, email ann@spinningsun.co.nz
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