KISS THE SKY with Auckland Live
A constellation of dance, live music and design from Aotearoa, Korea and Australia
The New Zealand Dance Company forges its stellar reputation for choreographic mastery and extraordinary contemporary dance with the premiere of its 2017 triple bill Kiss the Sky, opening 29 June at the Bruce Mason Centre for four performances only, tickets are on sale now – www.nzdc.org.nz
Kiss the Sky will showcase works by three exceptional international choreographers from Aotearoa, Korea and Australia on the theme of the seasons, the southern sky and time, presented to coincide with the Matariki (Māori New Year) Festival.
Combining the high-octane physicality of Korean choreographer KIM Jae Duk, the clean aesthetic of New Zealander Sue Healey, and the complex and virtuosic artistry of Australian choreographer Stephanie Lake, this dynamic tripartite featuring a world premiere will expand the forte of the already remarkable dancers of The New Zealand Dance Company.
NZDC Artistic Director, Shona McCullagh says, “I’m interested in shared perspectives of the fragility and beauty of our planet, and therefore us as humans in our special place beneath the southern skies.”
Presented with Auckland Live, Kiss the Sky opens at the Bruce Mason Centre in Takapuna on Thursday 29 June and runs until Saturday 1 July. The season includes special opportunities to connect with The New Zealand Dance Company through an engaging “whole whanau” workshop and creative pre- and post-show talks.
Ticket prices range from $20 – $69* with family-friendly packages available from $102 – $158*(*subject to booking fee and charges).
To find out more including performance details go to www.nzdc.org.nz/kiss-the- sky
This production is made possible through the generous support of Kiss the Sky partners Auckland Live, Augusto, The Korea Foundation, The Australian High Commission, Asia NZ Foundation and Zenith Optimedia.
We also acknowledge the generous support of The New Zealand Dance Company’s (NZDC) Core Funder Creative New Zealand, Sustaining Partner Foundation North, Major Partners Auckland Council, Wellesley Studios and KPMG. Thanks also to Supporting Partners of NZDC Minter Ellison Rudd Watts, The Wallace Foundation, Seresin Estate, McLeod’s Brewery, Total Event and Rush Coffee.