Posted Tuesday 20 Aug 2013
Created by WIFT member and NZ Dance Company artistic director, Shona McCullagh in collaboration with the NZDC dancers, Rotunda is the company's first full-length work. Featuring the powerful collision of a live brass band with the raw beauty of contemporary dance, Rotunda brings to life the world of the band rotunda as an iconic symbol of New Zealand community. Rotunda features celebrated singer, songwriter and composer Don McGlashan as Musical Director.
Produced in preparation for the ANZAC Centenary, the performers' journeys go to the heart of change and crisis, where courage and compassion are illuminated by a haunting, jaunty and deeply felt score. Performed by North Shore Brass, the rich vein of contemporary brass music from New Zealand composers Gareth Farr, John Ritchie and Don McGlashan is woven with traditional hymns to conjure the emotional landscape of a seminal time in our nation's history.
With a gorgeously transformative set by Joe Bleakley and striking costuming by Jane Holland, Rotunda resonates with contemporary culture where conflict still challenges us, and takes a heartfelt look at the themes that bind us together as community.
VENUE AND DATES
Q Theatre, 305 Queen Street, Auckland
Thursday 29th August 7.30pm (PREVIEW: ALL TICKETS $25)
Friday 30th August 7.30pm
Saturday 31st August 7.30pm
Sunday 1st September 2pm and 6pm.