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The Show Must Go On


Thu 17 Mar 2011, 7:30pm
Fri 18 Mar 2011, 7:30pm
Sat 19 Mar 2011, 7:30pm

Where: The Mercury Theatre, Mercury Lane, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • A Res: $59.50 ($57.50 + $2.00 fees)
  • A Res Res Friend/Conc/Group 10: $54.50 ($52.50 + $2.00 fees)
  • B Res: $49.50 ($47.50 + $2.00 fees)
  • B Res Concession: $44.50 ($42.50 + $2.00 fees)
  • C Res: $34.50 ($32.50 + $2.00 fees)
  • Additional fees may apply

NZ Premiere.

French choreographer Jerome Bel’s signature piece, The Show Must Go On, comes to New Zealand for the first time. The award-winning dance-theatre work has delighted and challenged audiences around the globe for over a decade, with its playful nature and pop tune soundtrack.

Provocateur and choreographer Jerome Bel’s signature piece The Show Must Go On, an award-winning work that has delighted and challenged audiences from around the globe for over a decade, comes to New Zealand for the first time.

A cult figure in the international dance world, Bel creates choreographic art that cleverly and humorously explores the parameters of dance and performance. Featuring over 18 popular songs ranging from David Bowie’s jubilant Let’s Dance to Lionel Richie’s poignant Ballerina Girl, the work playfully interrogates the traditional separation between spectator and spectacle.

Bel and his team will work with 20 New Zealand performers to create a local version of the work. The Show Must Go On explores Bel’s fundamental questions on the essence of dance. Must we dance? Why? Where do our strange and impulsive physical movements come from? How do music, lyrics and silence stir us to express ourselves?

Through its initiatives within France and beyond its borders, through bilateral operations with countries, through its development activities especially on the African continent and in the Caribbean region, Culturesfrance is committed to establishing long term and equitable relations amongst the world’s cultures. Culturesfrance dance department focuses on touring companies and choreographers throughout the world, ensuring their presence at festivals and in the international spotlight. Since 2007, eight FranceDanse projects have been launched across Europe, Canada, Russia and China creating the opportunity for partnerships to develop and present a diversity of styles and aesthetics in the dance field.

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