Footnote New Zealand Dance returns with electrifying production IYKYK (If You Know You Know), a double-bill of contemporary dance works by choreographers Holly Newsome and Forest Kapo. These two works present a game-like lens of viewing the human condition - How do you win at the game of life? What are the rules of the end of the world?
Taranaki-born Holly Newsome choreographs the dance of life with Advance to Go. Queer, Indigenous performance artist Forest V Kapo (Te Atiawa, Ngāti Raukawa) explores how to save the world in Premonition. Both choreographers have created their works alongside lighting designer Elekis Poblete Teirney and with an immersive sound design by Emi Pogoni.
"Two fully realized works on Darkness and Light were staged by Footnote. They were bold, assured, highly contrasting, youthful and compelling...All six dancers exhibited a heart felt felicity in movement and a disciplined interpretation of the soundscape. Forest Kapo’s mirthful, spirited, Celebration-of-Life, many-layered work, made coming to the theatre on a bleak Wellington night well worth the effort."- DANZ
"nuanced and technically seamless." - Theatreview
"delightfully punchy...wildly visceral and emotive"- Art Murmurs
"Satisfyingly full programming...Sophisticated and urgent"- Stuff
Footnote New Zealand Dance with support from Creative New Zealand and Wellington City Council
Vismaya is a new work from highly acclaimed Mudra Dance Company and is guaranteed to be an exuberant programme of the classical Indian dance form of Bharata Natyam, accompanied by a live ensemble of esteemed South Indian musicians.