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The Absurdity of Humanity By the New Zealand Dance Company


Wed 24 Aug 2016, 7:30pm–9:00pm
Thu 25 Aug 2016, 7:30pm–9:00pm
Fri 26 Aug 2016, 7:30pm–9:00pm
Sat 27 Aug 2016, 2:00pm–3:30pm
Sat 27 Aug 2016, 7:30pm–9:00pm

Where: Q Theatre, 305 Queen Street, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • A Reserve: $59.00
  • A Reserve - Concession: $54.00
  • B Reserve: $49.00
  • B Reserve - Concession: $44.00
  • C Reserve: $39.00
  • C Reserve - Concession: $34.00
  • Student: $20.00
  • Additional fees may apply

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Create. Fail. Love.

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 long anticipated theatrical work that contemplates feelings of belonging, love and failure amidst a forest of lonely totems. Created by one of New Zealand’s finest and internationally acclaimed dance artists with an absurdist eye for detail, McCormack says “I am fascinated by people bestowing huge importance and almost mythological or religious cathartic experiences to benign objects.”

Whispers from Pandora’s Box by Australia’s Lina Limosani (2016 Dame Peggy van Pragh Choreographic Award recipient) is a highly 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 inspired costumes and shockingly timed fight sequences, promising both the macabre and humorous. Kill Bill meets Elizabeth I in this romp of surreal and action-packed pandemonium.

We invite you to experience disruption in The Absurdity of Humanity in its premiere season. Be sure to bring the teenagers and the other half.

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