NZDC is abundant with highly creative movement, emotion, flow and strength. Contemporary dance at its finest. - Theatreview
Direct from the world premiere at Holland Dance Festival, the New Zealand Dance Company showcases unique creative voices in Whenua - a stunning double-bill which explores our relationship to the land and our natural environment.
Celebrated indigenous artist Rodney Bell (Ngāti Maniapoto) and acclaimed choreographer and Creative Director of World of WearableArt, Malia Johnston collaborate to create Imprint. Prepare to be entranced by their innovative choreography combined with captivating soundscape and digital design.
This new work will be paired with Eddie Elliott’s (Ngāti Maniapoto) Uku - Behind the Canvas which premiered in 2022 receiving rave reviews, making a distinct yet complimentary programme. Uku is inspired by the Māori Pūrākau (mythology) of Hineahuone, the first woman, created by Tāne-Mahuta from clay. This work explores the power of vulnerability and the strength within struggle.
Awaken your senses with Whenua – a breathtaking creation by three of Aotearoa’s most exciting choreographers.
There is a post-show talk on Saturday 9 March.
E whakatairangahia ana e Aotearoa New Zealand Dance Company ētehi o ngā tino kaitoi, reo auaha o Aotearoa, i roto i te whakaaturanga e kīia nei, ko Whenua. Ko Malia Johnston, ringatohu auaha o WOW rāua ko Rodney Bell, kaitoi iwi taketake, uri o Ngāti Maniapoto ngā kaihanga, ā, ka haere ngātahi me te whakaaturanga a Eddie Elliot o Maniapoto, ko Uku te ingoa. Whēakotia te kounga, te auaha, o ā rātou mahi.
Spencer Earwaker - Production Manager
Ella Madsen Brough - Technical Operator
Andrew Furness - Stage Manager
Moss Patterson - Artistic Director/Chief Executive
Caroline Bindon - Artistic Manager
Katie Rudd - Dancer
Brydie Colquhoun - Dancer
Bianca Hyslop - Dancer
Jeremy Beck - Dancer
Kosta Bogoievski - Dancer
Eddie Elliott - Dancer
'Isope 'Akau'ola - Dancer
Malia Johnston & Rodney Bell - Choreography
Eden Mulholland - Composition
Rowan Pierce - AV, Spatial & Lighting Design
Uku – Behind the Canvas
Eddie Elliott - Choreography & Composition
Alistair Deverick - Composition
Jason Wright - Composition
Jo Kilgour - Lighting Design
Rona Ngahuia Osborne - Costume & Set Design