As Is Stands - Muscle Mouth
Fri 08 Mar 2019, 07:30 pm
Sun 10 Mar 2019, 08:40 pm
ASB Waterfront Theatre
Dance, Performing Arts, Festivals Arts,
Wheelchair access, Accessible toilets, Mobility parking
$43 - $59
A BOLD, BREATHTAKING, BRACING NEW DANCE WORK
As It Stands is a powerful, awe-inspiring new dance work from New Zealand dance visionary and recent Arts Laureate Ross McCormack, and his company Muscle Mouth.
Influenced by the monumental creations of iconic American sculptor, Richard Serra, this immersive show places eight world class dancers in a majestic sculptural landscape. Made up of formidable steel-like monoliths that tower upwards from the floor, the setting imposes a striking contrast between the order of design and the chaos of human nature, in an electric performance space where hard structural lines and fragile sinuous movement meet.
Technically astonishing and visually arresting, As it Stands mixes impressive scale, lighting, and soundscapes with McCormack’s renowned choreography into a remarkable work that pushes the limits of virtuosic dance and design.
Tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster .
The full AAF 2019 programme is here.
“McCormack’s movement-making imagination seems limitless.” - Theatreview
“The movement is astonishing and the dancers are truly amazing…This work, you have to think about it, and you have to grapple with it …On that level it’s the kind of contemporary dance work that many of us crave and very rarely get”. - Radio New Zealand
“Design, dynamic music, calibre dancing and dramaturgical precision orbit each other in a cohesively tight, un-superfluous fashion.” - DANZ Magazine