#23 THE NEW ZEALAND DANCE COMPANY

TIME
WITH 8 DANCERS

In collaboration with TOUR DE DANCE

[EN] Founded in 2011, The New Zealand Dance Company is Aotearoa’s* freshest dance company with a fervent, long-term vision to create a permanent, high calibre, national contemporary dance company to represent New Zealand both nationally and internationally. Now in Luxembourg for the first time following appearances at Holland Dance Festival and Théâtre National de Chaillot in Paris, this young and innovative company will perform three individual pieces, which promise to be an evening of versatile, technical, energetic and gutsy dance.

Recognised as one of New Zealand’s finest and internationally acclaimed dance artists, Ross McCormack’s Matter is a powerful work inspired by several multi-disciplinary artists. In this mythological yet futuristic work, questions of purpose, indecision, and human obsession with order are contemplated within a surreal world of poles designed and constructed by McCormack, appearing as spear-like plinths forcing the space apart. With sound by Jason Wright and lighting design by Jo Kilgour this work is starkly powerful. Ross is the recipient of the 2015 Creative New Zealand Choreographic Fellowship.

Choreographer KIM Jae Duk’s quartet Sigan (Time) draws from the dual themes of meditation and attack, with a dynamic score created by Jae Duk and featuring traditional Korean drum and gong instruments: jang-gu, kkwaenggwari and jing within a contemporary composition. Jae Duk’s works have been described by critics as attention grabbing, refreshing and innovative.

Renowned award-winning Australian choreographer, dancer and director Stephanie Lake presents If Never Was Now. Described by Australian critics as “eccentric and whimsical with a playful, riotous edge ... urgent and brilliantly unpredictable”, the work is a surreal hive of buzzing activity reflecting the beauty and brutality of the natural world. Having won many awards and accolades, Lake is one of the world’s most innovative choreographers of her time.

*Mãori name for New Zealand

[FR] Fondée en 2011 par Shona McCullagh, la NZDC a été rapidement consacrée internationalement, preuve de la créativité et du dynamisme de la danse en ces terres australes. Le programme Time inclut 3 œuvres de 3 chorégraphes différents.

Matter de Ross McCormack est un travail puissant sur des sons de Jason Wright et des lumières de Jo Kilgour. Dans une perspective à la fois mythologique et futuriste, teintée d’absurde et de surréalisme, il envisage des questions de buts à atteindre, d’indécision et d’obsession pour l’ordre, la façon humaine d’accorder une importance décisive à des objets bénins.

Sigan de KIM Jae Duk est un quatuor fondé sur la méditation et l’attaque. Sa chorégraphie se déploie sur une partition dynamique du chorégraphe lui-même, mettant en vedette des instruments coréens traditionnels: jang-gu (tambour), kkwaenggwari (petit gong) et jing (grand gong).

If Never Was Now de Stephanie Lake est excentrique et capricieux dans ses aspects ludiques, provocateurs, urgents et brillamment imprévisibles. Son travail est celui d’une ruche surréaliste à l’activité bourdonnante reflétant la beauté et la brutalité du monde naturel. Il se développe sur une partition de Robin Fox, des costumes d’Andrew Treloar et des lumières de Ben Shaw.

[DE] Die New Zealand Dance Company, gegründet 2011 und geleitet von der Tanz-, Theater- und Filmchoreographin Shona McCullagh, hat sich schnell international etabliert – ein Beweis für die Kreativität und Lebendigkeit Neuseelands, wo „mehr Menschen tanzen als Rugby spielen“, so die Kompanie. Bei ihrem ersten Luxemburg-Besuch präsentiert sie in ihrem Abendprogramm Time Arbeiten von drei Choreographen.

Der neuseeländische Choreograph Ross McCormack, der als Tänzer unter anderem mit der Kompanie les ballets C de la B des Belgiers Alain Platel gearbeitet hat, präsentiert mit Matter eine mythologische und zugleich futuristische Arbeit.

Sigan hat KIM Jae Duk speziell für die neuseeländische Tanzkompanie entwickelt. Von ihm stammt zudem die Komposition, gespielt auf traditionellen koreanischen Instrumenten.

Die mehrfach ausgezeichnete australische Choreographin und Tänzerin Stephanie Lake beschäftigt sich in ihrer Arbeit If Never Was Now mit der Schönheit und Brutalität der Natur.

[DIS]

MATTER

Choreographer & Set Designer Ross McCormack
Composer Jason Wright
Lighting Design Jo Kilgour
Costume Design Vicki Slow
Running Time 42 minutes

SIGAN

Choreographer & Composer KIM Jae Duk
Costume Design Elizabeth
Whiting
Set Design Rachael Walker
Lighting Design Jo Kilgour
Running Time 31 minutes

IF NEVER WAS NOW

Choreographer & Director Stephanie Lake
Composer Robin Fox
Lighting Design Ben (Bosco) Shaw
Costume Design Andrew Treloar
Running Time 24 minutes

If Never was Now – was first commissioned and presented by Dancenorth Australia as part of the double bill, If ____Was_____ curated by Dancenorth’s Artistic Director, Kyle Page.

Performers Carl Tolentino, Chrissy Kokiri, Katie Rudd, Xin Ji, Christina Guieb, Lucy Lynch, Emily Adams and Chris Clegg 

Chief Executive & Artistic Director Shona McCullagh
Acting General Manager Matt Ransfield
Producer Behnaz Farzami
Rehearsal Director Caroline Bindon
Production Manager Jo Kilgour
Operator Abby Clearwater
Production The New Zealand Dance Company

Vendredi 21 DÉCEMBRE 2018 à 20h00 (tickets)

DURÉE 1h40 & 2 entractes

Adultes 25 €, 20 €, 15 € / Jeunes 8 € / Kulturpass bienvenu

Lieu: Grand Théâtre / Grande Salle

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