Create. Fail. Love

Artistic Director Shona McCullagh couples the highly theatrical works of Ross McCormack and Lina Limosani to form a stageblazing trans-Tasman double bill, premiering in Auckland at Q Theatre in August 2016.

Matter by Ross McCormack (Creative New Zealand’s 2015 Choreographic Fellow) is a work that is inspired by several multi-disciplinal artists and draws on relationships with different environments. Created by one of New Zealand’s finest and internationally acclaimed dance artists with an absurdist eye for detail, McCormack says "I am fascinated with how humans can bestow this importance and have almost cathartic experiences with seemingly benign objects." In this highly anticipated theatrical work, questions of purpose, indecision, and environment are contemplated within a surreal world of poles, appearing as spear-like plinths forcing the space apart.

Whispers from Pandora’s Box by Australia’s Lina Limosani (2015 Dame Peggy van Pragh Choreographic Award recipient) is a theatrical exposition on the dichotomy of good and evil within human nature. With a score created from mashed up film soundtracks and absurdist scores, this black comedy contains Elizabethan-period inspired costumes, David Lynch style elements, and shockingly timed fight sequences. It promises to present both the macabre and humorous. Kill Bill meets Elizabeth I in this romp of surreal and action-packed pandemonium.

We invite you to experience disruption in The Absurdity of Humanity in its premiere season. Be sure to bring the teenagers and the other half.


An exhibition of photographs by John McDermott of The New Zealand Dance Company Process is on display in Citizen Q now.



Please Note: Parental guidance recommend, suitable for ages 10+ 
                       May contain haze and nudity