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National Touring 2018

HAMILTON

Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts at the University of Waikato
Friday, 4 May 2018
7:30pm 

BOOK HAMILTON TICKETS HERE
or call 0800.383.5200
*School Group Bookings of 10+ students are available and limited to primary, intermediate and secondary schools. To redeem, please call.

CHRISTCHURCH

Isaac Theatre Royal
Thursday, 10 May 2018
7:30pm

BOOK CHRISTCHURCH TICKETS HERE
or call 03.379.0597
*School Group Bookings of 10+ students are available and limited to primary, intermediate and secondary schools. To redeem, please call.

Pre-show Talk
by Shona McCullagh, Artistic Director
When: Thursday, 10 May 2018 from 6:30pm – 6:50pm
Where: Isaac Theatre Royal
*Exclusively for ticket holders to Lumina in Christchurch*

Hear from the creative mastermind herself and listen to Artistic Director of NZDC, Shona McCullagh, speak about the collaborative journey of creating and programming Lumina – an intersection of contemporary light, movement and sound.

NELSON

Theatre Royal Nelson
Monday, 14 May 2018
7:30pm

BOOK NELSON TICKETS HERE
or call 03.548.3840
*School Group Bookings of 10+ students are available and limited to primary, intermediate and secondary schools. To redeem, please call.

AUCKLAND

Bruce Mason Centre
Wednesday, 23 May 2018
11am & 7pm

BOOK AUCKLAND TICKETS HERE
or call 09.970.9745
*School Group Bookings of 10+ students are available and limited to primary, intermediate and secondary schools. To redeem, please call.

Auckland Whole Whānau Workshop

When: Wednesday, 23 May 2018 from 5.45pm – 6.15pm
Where: Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna

Did you know that with any ticket purchase you are able to participate in our whole whānau movement workshop? If you’re not coming to the show (though we hope you can join us), you can still participate in the workshop with the whole family for $5 a person. This is a fun, interactive way to get grooving and moving…just like the dancers you see onstage!

If you plan on joining us, we would love for you to give us a heads up by emailing your first and last name and number of attendees to [email protected].

Pre-show Talk
by Shona McCullagh, Artistic Director
When: Wednesday 23 May 2018 from 6:20pm – 6:40pm
Where: Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna

*Exclusively for ticket holders to Lumina in Auckland*

Hear from the creative mastermind herself and listen to Artistic Director of NZDC, Shona McCullagh, speak about the collaborative journey of creating and programming Lumina – an intersection of contemporary light, movement and sound. Presented in English, with Korean and Mandarin translators available.

 

International Touring 2018

PARIS

Théâtre National de Chaillot
Wednesday-Friday, 11-13 April 2018
11th & 13th- 7:45pm
12th-
8:30pm
*Brouhaha will not be performed

BOOK PARIS TICKETS HERE

LIVERPOOL

The Capstone Theatre
Tuesday, 17 April 2018
7:30pm

BOOK LIVERPOOL TICKETS HERE

Show Overview

Direct from Paris’ prestigious Théâtre National de Chaillot and Liverpool, following sold out seasons and standing ovations in New Zealand, the Holland Dance Festival and Germany, The New Zealand Dance Company proudly presents one of its most sought after and celebrated programmes— Lumina. Three incomparable pieces of contemporary dance explode off the stage in “ground-breaking” and “hypnotic” (NZ Herald) spectacles resulting in a “tour de force of dance, music and light.” (DANZ) 

Artistic Director Shona McCullagh tasked the three dynamic creative teams with creating a world where light was the connective force of the programme. Featuring some of Holland and New Zealand’s finest choreographers, composers and designers, Lumina is a rich world “presenting a veritable explosion of fantastically illuminated spaces, images and superbly performed contemporary dance.” (NZ Herald) 

New Zealand choreographer Malia Johnston and her long standing creative partners composer Eden Mulholland and AV Designer Rowan Pierce created Brouhaha—a bold, loud and energetic world in which the dancers are explorers and artful unravelers of rawness and refined beauty described as “a tour de force of dance, music and light.” (DANZ Magazine) 

Maori choreographer Louise Potiki Bryant and composer/AV designer Paddy Free (Pitch Black) created In Transit—a thoughtful work which is a vivid reflection of the traces left behind in the Māori ritual of encounter.  

Stephen Shropshire (USA/Holland) created the company’s first international commission in co- production with the Holland Dance Festival. Created in collaboration with composer Chris O’Connor (The Phoenix Foundation), The Geography of an Archipelago  sees a trio of dancers exploring the emotions that accompany exile and belonging.  

Powerful designs by Jo Kilgour (lighting) and Kasia Pol (set and costume) across all three works creates an immersive and integrated world for the audience to experience. 

Receiving a 4 (out of 5) star review at the world’s most respected dance festival and excellent audience feedback in Europe and New Zealand, Lumina promises a great evening of high energy dance, visceral and charismatic music, and stunning design. 

“Lumina revealed a depth of talent in every aspect of the production, with lighting, costumes and production matching the virtuosity of the dance works.” (DANZ Magazine) 

Creative Team

Artistic Director: Shona McCullagh
Producer: Behnaz Farzami
Production Manager & Lighting Designer: Jo Kilgour
Set and Costume Designer: Kasia Pol

Dancers:
Carl Tolentino
Chrissy Kokiri
Katie Rudd
Xin Ji
Bree Timms
Eddie Elliot

The Geography of an Archipelago
Choreographer: Stephen Shropshire
Composer: Chris O’Connor

In Transit
Choreographer: Louise Potiki Bryant
AV Designer/Composer: Paddy Free

Brouhaha
Choreographer: Malia Johnston
Composer: Eden Mulholland
AV Designer: Rowan Pierce

Stamps of Approval

“4 (out of 5) stars!“ Mirjam van der Linden (De Volkskrant – Holland), February 2nd, 2016

Read the full review HERE

“…three works that combine the best of contemporary dance with new expressions, digital but classical, and modern at the same time.” Thomas Hag, (Neuss Grevenbroicher Zeitung – Germany)

Read the full review HERE

“The challenge is met… presenting a veritable explosion of fantastically illuminated spaces, images and superbly performed contemporary dance… the dance – and the eight dancers – are fantastic: strong, exceptionally fit and beautiful. The Maidment audience on opening night gave this triple premiere performance a standing ovation. It is sure to also knock the Holland Festival’s socks right off.” Bernadette Rae (NZ Herald)

Read the full review HERE

The New Zealand Dance Company’s season of three new works aptly entitled Lumina, works its own particular magic with its themed focus on lighting and audio visual design as competing elements with the musical ambience, to become the drivers of the dance.” Jenny Stevenson (Theatreview)

Read the full review HERE

 Lumina revealed a depth of talent in every aspect of the production, with lighting, costumes and production matching the virtuosity of the dance works.” Francesca Horsley (DANZ) 

Read the full review HERE

“An extraordinary dance – uplifting, mesmerizing and quite haunting it its visual and sound experience. A performance like no other and something to remember” Lumina Audience Member