Saturday, May 18, 2013

And then it moved

'And Then it Moved' is the latest show from the New Zealand School of Dance's choreographic season, and you can expect to be moved from intrigue to inspiration in this showcase of contemporary dance.
 
Ten choreographers, ten dances and a whirlwind of emotions to entrance the audience. The chilling use of live music enhanced the experience as the dancers took us through an amoebic evolution of movement, joining and separating in Are we there yet?. Two of You created Rorscach-like imagery with a creative use of mirrors as two dancers struggled for individualism, and then tensions rose as indoctrinated slaves strove to maintain an engrossing blind faith in One of Them.
Two of You - photo by Stephen A'Court
 
The second half provided a much-appreciated lighter air to the theatre. Reality Cheque brought humour with the show-hosted fame game, while highlighting how these programmes trivialise the meaningful moments of our reality. Solo for Nine showcased dynamic use of space and light, once again touching on the 'fifteen minutes of fame' theme as dancers fought for their time in the spotlight. Closing the show was a trio demonstrating a delicate balance in Teeter, the swirling snow providing a chilling environment as the dancers sought shelter in the wilderness.
 
Teeter - photo by Stephen A'Court
Once again Te Whaea has produced a slick showcase of New Zealand's emerging talent, and if you're in the capital and a lover of performance art, this is a must-see. The show runs all week until Saturday 25 May, so get down and support local dance talent and enjoy the ride!

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