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"The brass tacks of war",
by Francesca Horsley,
in The Listener.

Published on: 14 September 2013.

The Brass Tacks of WarSource: The Listener | Photo credit: John McDermott.

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“Sculptured rotundas, artefacts from the Victorian era, often sit unacknowledged in parks and town centres around New Zealand. They once showcased brass bands that served institutional militarism, the noble cause of monarch and country – and war.

New Zealand Dance Company artistic director Shona McCullagh’s new Rotunda celebrates these edifices, inhabiting their hidden past in a work drawn from her great-uncle’s diaries of World War I.”

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