CONTRAST reviews

“This is a programme which allows us to reflect on how we live and interact with others. It is intriguing and absorbing.” Tania Kopytko, Theatreview
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“The Footnote dancers are to be proud of themselves. A new generation of dance athletes showing us the breadth and width of the fantastic dance talent we have here in New Zealand.” Kim Buckley, Theatreview
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“The choreography in this piece is really breathtaking.” “These dancers are something else. All five of them are electrifying to watch, and they show a freedom and spontaneity that makes the experience even more special.” Gin Mabey, Theatreview
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“Taken together, the two diverse pieces were both contrasting and complimentary. But most importantly they stimulated the heart and the head – no mean feat in a world with idiosyncratic entertainment on tap. To think and to feel, isn’t that why we’re here, after all?” Rosheen Fitzgerald, The Hook
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“Deftly performed, these works were enthusiastically received by a capacity Auckland audience.” “A superb performance, the kind you want to see more than once.” Raewyn Whyte, The Herald
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“The flanking dancers use of arrows is a highlight of the work as they re-occur throughout the piece, drawing focus to movement as the dancers fluidly manipulate the arrows from one position to another and at times adding a humorous element to the work.” Dani Miller, DANZ
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“The imagination of the dancers, the dreamy visions and narratives of the audience, and the hopes of the choreographer and other theatre designers and technicians, together become a rich red and gold triptych, a swirling messy action painting.” Val Smith, Theatreview
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“Foster-Sproull’s work features beautiful, sophisticated contemporary pas de deux choreography, and an outstanding solo from dancer Georgia Beechey-Gradwell. Beechey-Gradwell’s performance showcases her strengths brilliantly, and she effortlessly steals the show with her attack and speed.” Bridgette Knight, Theatre Scenes
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“It is a credit to the dancers that they kept up the movements so intently, with great focus and stamina.” “The works are uplifting and the dancers particularly skilful, and well worth getting to.” Jack Yan, Lucire
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“Footnote Dance’s 2017 national tour provides the welcome opportunity for New Zealand audiences to experience the work of both expatriate and New Zealand resident dance makers in two thirty-minute works that provide, as the programme’s title suggests, intriguing contrasts both in the character of the works and the choreographic strategies involved…Footnote’s dancers bring energy and conviction to their performance of these very different works…” Dr Ian Lochhead, Theatreview
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“Neither choreography leaves space for anything less than perfect timing, and this is a group of very skilled and cohesive dancers, with distinct and beautiful styles of movement. Each dancer calls for the audience’s full attention at different moments, both in their solo moments and together.” Hannah Molloy, Theatreview
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“Both works are performed thoughtfully by the engaging company of five dancers: Georgia Beechey-Gradwell, Tyler Carney, Joshua Faleatua, Adam Naughton and Anu Khapung.” Penny Neilson, Otago Daily Times
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