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Orchids - Foster Group Dance

 

Date:

Wed 17 Jul 2019, 07:30 pm

Until:

Sat 20 Jul 2019, 08:30 pm

Venue:

Q Theatre
Auckland

Date:

Wed 24 Jul 2019, 06:30 pm

Until:

Sat 27 Jul 2019, 09:00 pm

Venue:

Circa Theatre
Wellington

Category:

Dance,

Accessibility:

Wheelchair access, Accessible toilets

Cost:

Tickets on sale 24 May

Listed By:

DANZ

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Foster Group Dance presents ORCHIDS

... // Orchids flourish in empty spaces. They cling to dust and search for unexplored territories. // ...

Created by Sarah Foster-Sproull and her coven of collaborators, ORCHIDS is heading to Wellington for an "...intensely intimate..." season, following its 2017 sold-out premiere at Tempo Dance Festival NZ which “...moved many of the audience to tears...”, received standing ovations and heartfelt reviews.

"Quite simply, Foster-Sproull would hold her own on any of the world’s top dance stages…" – Financial Times for 'Mass Solitude' as part of 'Hemispheres', with Guangdong Modern Dance Co. China (GM DC) andFootnote New Zealand Dance.

Underpinned by Eden Mulholland’s evocative score, ORCHIDS divulges the secrets of feminine magic and lost ritualistic practices. It unveils a hidden realm, evoking mothers, sisters, witches, sirens, goddesses and otherworldly creatures.

Contemplating the conflict and catharsis of females at different stages of their lives, this mesmerising journey is performed and guided by seven women of three generations: from 9-year-old Ivy Foster to former LIMBS dancer, Marianne Schultz, still entrancing on stage in her 60s.

“... full of eros, pathos and humour … “ - The Pantograph Punch

Sarah Foster-Sproull’s work has been likened to a living Hieronymus Bosch or Caravaggio painting. Through ORCHIDS, Foster Group Dance connects some of NZ’s most reputed artists, including the extraordinary talents of dancers and collaborators Marianne Schultz, Katie Burton, Rose Philpott, Jahra Rager, Joanne Hobern, Tori Manley-Tapu; Assistant Director and Creative Producer Natalie Maria Clark; designers Andrew Foster (set and dramaturgy), Jennifer Lal (lighting) and Elizabeth Whiting (costumes). Together, they demystify and unravel the complex mythology of the female spirit, bringing women out of darkness and into the light.

With thanks to generous support from:
Creative New Zealand
Creative Arts and Industries, the University of Auckland
Assistant Producer: Abbie Catherine Rogers

Event Dates

Q Theatre

Auckland
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Date:

Wed 17 Jul 2019, 07:30 pm

Until:

Sat 20 Jul 2019, 08:30 pm

Cost:

Tickets on sale 24 May

Circa Theatre

Wellington
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Date:

Wed 24 Jul 2019, 06:30 pm

Until:

Sat 27 Jul 2019, 09:00 pm

Cost:

Tickets on sale 24 May

 
 
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