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The New Zealand Dance Company: From Vision to Fruition

By Francesca Horsely

In just four years, The New Zealand Dance Company (NZDC) has established itself as a powerhouse in New Zealand contemporary dance. A well-researched business plan and a clear vision have been the company’s strategy for its success. In this article chief executive and artistic director of NZDC, Shona McCullagh, discusses the considerable achievements of those four years – both artistically and administratively – and the company’s plans for the future.

Matter - Between Poles and a Plinth

Ross McCormack talks about objects. Boxes, rocks, stones, tables – and in this particular case, poles and a plinth. It is the very early stages of the new work, Matter he is choreographing for The New Zealand Dance Company (NZDC). At the time of speaking he has had one workshop with the dancers, but his head and sketchbook are full of images that are the starting point for his creation.

He will share the season, The Absurdity of Humanity, described as NZDC’s most cutting edge season to date, with Australian choreographer Lina Limosani. It will premiere in August in Auckland.

Read the full DANZ Magazine article From Vision to Fruition

The New Zealand Dance Company: From Vision to Fruition

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