NZ Dance Company's Latest Production

Posted Monday 01 Aug 2016

The New Zealand Dance Company will be premiering its new season, The Absurdity of Humanity in Auckland August 24-27.

Chief Executive and WIFT member Shona McCullagh would love to see other WIFT members in the audience. Here are some more details and a link to book tickets....

The Absurdity of Humanity

In its most provocative and poetic season yet, The New Zealand Dance Company is proud to present The Absurdity of Humanity.

Artistic Director Shona McCullagh couples the striking works of Ross McCormack (Matter) and Lina Limosani (Whispers from Pandora's Box) to form a stageblazing trans Tasman double bill, premiering in Auckland at Q Theatre in August 2016.

Matter by Ross McCormack (Creative New Zealand's 2015 Choreographic Fellow) is a work that is inspired by several multi-disciplinary artists and draws on relationships with different environments. Created by one of New Zealand's finest and internationally acclaimed dance artists with an absurdist eye for detail, McCormack says "I am fascinated with how humans can bestow this importance and have almost cathartic experiences with seemingly benign objects." In this highly anticipated theatrical work, questions of purpose, indecision, and environment are contemplated within a surreal world of poles, appearing as spear-like plinths forcing the space apart.

Whispers from Pandora's Box by Australia's Lina Limosani (2015 Dame Peggy van Pragh Choreographic Award recipient) is a theatrical exposition on the dichotomy of good and evil within human nature. With a score created from mashed up film soundtracks and absurdist scores, this black comedy contains Elizabethan-period inspired costumes, David Lynch style elements, and shockingly timed fight sequences. It promises to present both the macabre and humorous. Kill Bill meets Elizabeth I in this romp of surreal and action-packed pandemonium.

24-27 August 2016 for a strictly limited season

Q Theatre, Auckland

Click here to book tickets.