Where Memories Sleep - Live Performance
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Wed 30 Jun 2021, 07:30 pm - 8:15pm
Thu 01 Jul 2021, 07:30 pm - 8:15pm
Fri 02 Jul 2021, 07:30 pm - 8:15pm
Sat 03 Jul 2021, 07:30 pm - 8:15pm
Dance, Contemporary, Multimedia Arts, Moving Images Film Video, Design Arts, Visual Arts
Wheelchair Access, Accessible Toilets
A cine-dance music production, Where
Memories Sleep explores the imagined Antarctic legend of Aurora. Created by Jason O’Hara and
Warren Maxwell, it’s the result of a 2016 trip to Scott Base where the pair captured a wealth of
images and sound recordings from the ice.
musician Warren Maxwell’s soundscapes with designer, photographer and video artist, Jason
O’Hara’s images, Where Memories Sleep is an immersive, multimedia installation that uses
storytelling to connect New Zealanders with the scientific world of Antarctica.
The highpoint of this exhibition's programme will be 5 special
performances with a cast of actual dancers that will bring this amazing immersive cine-dance
experience to life.
Featuring five of Wellington’s best
contemporary dancers, Zaniah Fae, Joesph Tunupopo, Trent Omeri, Montell Nickel and Connor Ooshcon
Masseurs (who has also choreographed the work), the performances portray the imagined legend of the
Aurora in Antarctica. Each dancer performs multiple roles within the legend accompanied by
Maxwell’s original score inspired by his recordings on the ice. The dancers’ costumes are
designed by Jason with Sue Prescott, and the stunning make-up is by Alana James.
Both O’Hara and Maxwell teach at Massey University College of Creative
Arts and they share a passion for encouraging and mentoring young people. This ethos can be seen in
the outstanding young dancers and production creatives they have included in their team to bring
their vision to life.
Performed at Space
Place in 2019. This new, scaled-up production has been created specifically for Pātaka. There will
only be 30 tickets available for each of the 4 performances.
- Wednesday 30 June 2021, 7.30pm
- Thursday 1 July 2021, 7.30pm
- Friday 2 July
- Saturday 3 July 2021, 7.30pm
quickly before they sell out.
Also on, Where Memories Sleep Pātaka Exhibition 28 March –
11 July 2021
Wed 30 Jun 2021, 07:30 pm
Wed 30 Jun 2021, 08:15 pm
Thu 01 Jul 2021, 07:30 pm
Thu 01 Jul 2021, 08:15 pm
Fri 02 Jul 2021, 07:30 pm
Fri 02 Jul 2021, 08:15 pm
Sat 03 Jul 2021, 07:30 pm
Sat 03 Jul 2021, 08:15 pm