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Balancing Point


Thu 16 Aug 2018, 7:30pm–8:50pm
Fri 17 Aug 2018, 7:30pm–8:50pm
Sat 18 Aug 2018, 7:30pm–8:50pm

Where: Te Whaea: National Dance and Drama Centre, 11 Hutchison Road, Newtown, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $35.00
  • Student/Concession General Admission: $20.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Includes 20min interval.

Balancing Point is a breathtaking contemporary dance double-bill by Footnote New Zealand Dance. For their major season of 2018, Footnote intersects two hypnotic new dance works by rising New Zealand and Australian choreographers Zahra Killeen-Chance, James O'Hara & Eliza Sanders.

Drawing on her research during a three-month residency in Taiwan in 2017, Killeen-Chance creates a mesmerising world in her work Elliptical Fictions. Grounded in the idea of opposition, Elliptical Fictions presents a continual shift between forces of the body and mind. Lose yourself in the crisp, controlled movements of Footnote’s company dancers: be lifted by the warmth of Emi Pogoni’s sonic landscape.

Influenced by their experience of the disruption that accompanies the international performer’s life, O’Hara and Sanders unite to create a tender ode to returning home. With a virtuosic energy, Home speaks of elation and comfort. Dunedin musician Nadia Reid, whose first two albums have enjoyed rave reviews globally (including The Guardian and The Observer) uses magical folk stylings to propel the dancers through this enthralling work.

Following on from their highly successful thirteen centre national tour of Search Engine, Footnote New Zealand Dance brings these two new entrancing works together into one evening’s programme with Balancing Point. The captivating Footnote company dancers bring their renowned group artistry to this double-bill season.

“The dancers work together as a finely tuned articulate ensemble.” - Tania Kopytko, Theatreview 2018

“Their obvious cohesiveness is spellbinding.” - Kim Buckley, Theatreview 2018

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