Following the success of DANCE DANCED DANCING (2021) with Footnote NZ Dance in Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin, and Hawkes Bay, Josie and Kosta have brought together an all star cast to present an independent season at Q Theatre.
DANCE DANCED DANCING (2024), presented and choreographed by Josie Archer & Kosta Bogoievski, is an independent season of their full length commissioned work with Footnote NZ Dance company in 2021. For its debut in Tāmaki Makaurau, J&K are teaming up with Olivia McGregor, Tori Manley-Tapu, Xin Ji and Joshua Faleatua,alongside returning lighting designer, operator, and dancer, Tony Black!
Brimming with punk-like energy, vitality, and passion, DANCE DANCED DANCING (2024) takes great pleasure and care with the improvisational and choreographic possibilities of contemporary performance. Dispersed among explosive, gentle, and virtuosic moments there includes a ritual for Gravity, a freestyle light solo, live GIF sequences, and a grand reveal that will leave you spellbound for the remainder of the show.
As the final leg of the DANCE DANCED DANCING tour this show is not to be missed!
“A celebration of dance unbounded” - Megan Seawright, Theatreview
“This show has moved and excited me as no other dance performance has for many years.” - Dr. Marianne Schultz, DANZ
“What I think makes Archer and Bogoievski’s particular passion distinct is that their work directly engages with choreographic ontology, that is, they ask what is choreography, and what does it do?” - Julia Harvey, Theatreview
This show is a part of Summer at Q, our month long festival celebrating independent makers. To explore the full festival line up click here.
Josie and Kosta
Choreographers - Josie Archer and Kosta Bogoievski
Performers - Josie Archer, Olivia McGregor, Tori Manley-Tapu, Xin Ji and Joshua Faleatua
Lighting designer and operator - Tony Black
Contains partial nudity, extreme strobe and loud music.
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