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Footnote NZ Dance - DRY SPELL North Island Tour

Footnote dancers are decadently drapped around an architectural pool
Footnote dancers are decadently drapped around an architectural pool
Footnote dancers are decadently drapped around an architectural pool
A head shot of choreographer Rose Philpott - she has long brown hair and a beautiful determined look
30 Apr 2022 to 18 May 2022
30 April - 18 May
Fantasy and reality collide in Dry Spell by Footnote New Zealand Dance, a cerebral spiralling ascension of desire, decadence and disgrace.
Event type: 
Dance
Price: 
$45-$35
Venue: 
Various
Address: 
Auckland / Tāmaki Makaurau, 30th April ASB Waterfront Theatre * Hamilton / Kirikiriroa, 2nd May Clarence St Theatre * Hastings / Te Matau a Māui, 6th May Toitoi Hawke’s Bay Opera House * Wellington / Pōneke, 11th May Wellington Opera House * New Plymouth / Ngāmotu, 15th May TSB Showplace * Whanganui, 18th May Royal Whanganui Opera House
Region: 
National

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Dry Spell delves into the mind - taking a shuddering moment in time, blending nostalgia and futurism to create scenes of excitement, fear and pleasure. A mind can be very misleading, especially when we are in close proximity to it. 
 

Performed by Footnote New Zealand Dance’s team of electrifying dance artists, with choreography by trailblazing choreographer Rose Philpott and sound design by acclaimed composer Eden Mulholland, Dry Spell is a performance for thrill-seekers.
 

Choreographer Rose Philpott is excited to share this new, layered contemporary dance work;
 

“The mind can play tricks on us,” says Philpott. “Especially when we are faced with finality. Dry Spell is a portal into the privacy of the inner self and also to some dark corners of the universe. Combining physical theatre, dance, textile and spatial design, it is a peephole through which we see ourselves under the immense pressure of collapse and how the human spirit might resist. Some of us have a drink, some of us dance, I don’t think there is necessarily a right way."
 

New to the Footnote New Zealand Dance team is General Manager, Brian Wood, who is delighted to present Dry Spell, the first work under his guidance, as it perfectly showcases Footnote’s kaupapa of creating career pathways in dance, saying;
 

"Footnote is excited to add Dry Spell to our rich history of works that support career pathways for dancers, choreographers and other creative professionals; a prime example of this pathway is Rose’s work with us -  starting with the energetic 15 minute work Night Swim in 2018, followed by 2020’s Undercurrent double bill which saw the hedonistic germination of this full work Dry Spell now in 2022. It’s our privilege to continue encouraging artistic risks to advance contemporary dance in Aotearoa New Zealand by providing exceptional arts experiences for our diverse audiences.”
 

Teetering on an edge of hallucination and reality, Dry Spell is a full-length movement work that taps into the collective and individual needs of the heart, body and soul.
 

Coming to a North Island town near you - we welcome you to join the dance party! 

 

Please note:

As of sending, Dry Spell will be going on sale under the COVID-19 red light setting, with a limit of 200 tickets available for
each performance. If restrictions ease, we will be able to release
additional tickets but please book early to avoid disappointment.

In the case of a COVID-19 cancellation of your Dry Spell performance all purchased tickets will be refunded. 

We can’t wait to share this show with you.

 

FOOTNOTE Dry Spell Tour 2022
30 April - 18 May 2022

Auckland / Tāmaki Makaurau, 30th April       
ASB Waterfront Theatre | BOOKINGS - https://www.asbwaterfronttheatre.co.nz/footnote/2022/dry-spell/

Hamilton / Kirikiriroa, 2nd May
Clarence St Theatre | BOOKINGS - https://premier.ticketek.co.nz/shows/show.aspx?sh=DRYSPELL22

Hastings / Te Matau a Māui, 6th May
Toitoi Hawke’s Bay Opera House | BOOKINGS - https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2022/dry-spell/hastings

Wellington / Pōneke, 11th May
Wellington Opera House | BOOKINGS - https://www.ticketmaster.co.nz/event/24005C6FB5593721

New Plymouth / Ngāmotu, 15th May
TSB Showplace | BOOKINGS - https://premier.ticketek.co.nz/shows/show.aspx?sh=DRYSPELL22

Whanganui, 18th May
Royal Whanganui Opera House | BOOKINGS - https://premier.ticketek.co.nz/shows/show.aspx?sh=DRYSPELL22

Run Time: 70mins
 

Choreographer: Rose Philpott
Composer:
 Eden Mulholland
Lighting Design: Lisa Maule
Dramaturg: Melanie Hamilton
Costume Design: Hannah Lee Jade
Footnote Company Dancers: Oliver Carruthers, Emma Cosgrave, Veronica ChengEn Lyu, Levi Siaosi, Cecilia Wilcox - ARTIST BIOS
Promo Image Credit: Erin McNamara

 

Written by

Brianne Kerr Publicity

7 Apr 2022

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