Tempo Dance Festival 2016 presents
Taumata - Four New Works
Saturday, 15 October at 8:30pm
Sunday, 16 October at 6:30pm
Q Theatre, Auckland
Experience stunning new works created by four of New Zealand’s leading choreographers: Loughlan Prior (Royal New Zealand Ballet); Okareka Dance Company’s co-artistic director Taane Mete; Bianca Hyslop and dancers from The New Zealand Dance Company and Sarah Foster-Sproull (Foster Group).
Loughlan Prior (Royal New Zealand Ballet)
This new work examines the power of temptation and the struggle for redemption in a series of short dramatic episodes inspired by the story of the original sin and the architectural form of the human body. With a soundtrack combining music and spoken word, EVE is the departure point for an emotional journey among five dancers. EVE was awarded the inaugural Harry Haythorne Choreographic Award in 2015, presented by the Ballet Foundation of New Zealand.
Taane Mete (Okareka Dance Company)
Inspired by the first inhalation of breath – this fundamental action that begins at birth and ends at death signifies earthly existence in this world. This new solo work draws on Mete’s origins and moments from boyhood to the present day, and the impacts these have had on his life.
Bianca Hyslop and dancers from The New Zealand Dance Company Creating living works of beauty that serve as reminders, A Murmuration is influenced by the natural world and patterns in nature. Performed by four dancers it asks the viewer to acknowledge, feel and breathe the beauty evoked when there is harmony with each other and our environment. With original music by Rowan Pierce.
Sisters of the Black Crow
Sarah Foster-Sproull (Foster Group)
A dark poem about women fueled by a desire to explore the duality of life’s beauty and ugliness by entwining mythology with personal experience. Sisters of the Black Crow is a choreographic collaboration between Foster Group’s Sarah Foster-Sproull, Rose Philpott, Jahra Wasasala, and Grace Woollett, with music by Andrew Foster.