World Premiere 2017 / Betty Oliphant Theatre
Choreography Loughlan Prior
Institution New Zealand School of Dance
Music Ludwig Van Beethoven
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