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Lost + Found – an Homage to Enduring Creativity

Lost + Found – an Homage to Enduring Creativity

TEMPO Dance Festival 2017
Q Theatre, Auckland
Friday October 6 @ 1.00pm, 3.30pm & 5.45pm
Saturday October 7 @ 1.00pm, 3.30pm & 5.45pm

Carol Brown and Thomas Kampe (Ger/UK) with The New Zealand Dance Company take you through the depths of Q Theatre to discover the lost dances of 1930s Vienna. Inspired by the memories of New Zealand dance legend, Shona Dunlop-MacTavish when, as a 17 year old, she fled Nazi Europe with the Bodenwieser Tanzgruppe, Brown and Kampe together with collaborators Russell Scoones (sound) and Kasia Pol (design) return to the gestures, sounds and images of expressionist tanztheatre, reimagining past experiences of exiled dancers in the present.

Lost + Found is an homage to enduring creativity. Survival strategies, extreme states and the contingencies of exile emerge to punctuate the present.

Vibrating at the borders of memory, dancing through hidden and unknown spaces in the Q Theatre building, Kampe and Brown are joined by Katie Rudd, Chrissy Kokiri, Xin Ji, Carl Tolentino, Maryam Bagheri Nesami and Kasina Campbell as they perform traces of ecstatic and eccentric dances.

Shapes of the past, journeys of exile and creative resilience, gestures of hope and defiance Lost + Found [dances of exile] is a performance event for people on the move.

Surfacing in the Q Theatre Bar, audiences witness Releasing Her Archive, a new dance film reconvening relationships between dances of the past and the present. Filmed by Meek Zuiderwyk at Wellesley Studios and designed and edited by Owa Barua in London, the film offers audiences unique angles on an artistic legacy that continues to have relevance today.

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