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Curious Alchemy

World Premiere          2017 / Betty Oliphant Theatre

                                        Toronto, Canada

Choreography             Loughlan Prior

Institution                    New Zealand School of Dance

Music                            Ludwig Van Beethoven

                                       Camille Saint-Saëns 


Costume Design         Donna Jefferis

Lighting Design          Loughlan Prior

Images                          Bruce Zinger

The New Zealand School of Dance invited Loughlan to create this new work as a showcase of it's students and current identity for the Assemblée Internationale, hosted by Canada's National Ballet School in 2017. It was later restaged in Wellington, New Zealand at a celebration programme to mark the School's 50th Anniversary.

'Prior is certainly a name to watch: Curious Alchemy had a modern energy with its pace and delight.' Lucire - Jack Yan

'Snappy pas de deux and slick duets. Curious Alchemy was performed with charisma.' Dance Australia - Nina Levy

'A lovely sense of energy, playfulness and fun.' 

NZ Theatre Review - Deirdre Tarrant


'A polished, techy yet sharp number with fabulous flair - entertaining from go to woe.' - Radio New Zealand Concert 

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