The Choreography of Remembrance
By Lyne Pringle
We have been awash with commemorative events to mark the hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War; with, so far, the fervour reaching a peak on ANZAC day 2015.
The twentieth century saw the development of commemorative traditions: customs and narratives by which individuals, groups and nations remember, commemorate and attempt to resolve memories of the traumatic experience that is war.
The art of dance and choreography has been co-opted into our centennial commemorations, aided by funding from Creative New Zealand and the Ministry of Culture and Heritage targeted at works focussed on the First World War.
In this article choreographers discuss their process of creating work about WWI and Lyne Pringle reflects on this choreography of remembrance.
Read the full article (Iss. 40) The Choreography of Remembrance
Read the full Q & A's with the choreographers here: