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2018 Programmes


Die Hard Rock Cafe Müller

ChoreoCo by Footnote New Zealand Dance for New Zealand Fringe Festival

ChoreoCo by Footnote is a short-term company created especially for Fringe. Once a year Footnote selects dancers from the renowned two week intensive Choreolab to develop a new dance work with established choreographers. In 2018, ChoreoCo performs Die Hard Rock Cafe Müller – a brand new work from Berlin-based New Zealander Joshua Rutter and ex-Wellingtonian Kristian Larsen.

Die Hard Rock Cafe Müller combines elements of three well known pop culture/arts icons: the film Die Hard, the diner Hard Rock Cafe, and Pina Bausch’s seminal dance work Café Müller. A dance/sound performance that gleefully smooshes together three worlds.

What if Bruce Willis played Pina Bausch? What if Café Müller was set in a generic Hard Rock Cafe? Would there be glass on the floor instead of chairs? Autographed guitars on walls – lost sad characters ignoring shootouts – bloodied feet and guns as characters repeat endless loops – slow motion villains falling into a Christmas abyss of heroism and despair.

To show pop culture in charmingly bizarre ruins – that’s all we seek to do. “Now I have an artwork. Ho. Ho. Ho.”

Propeller Stage
BATS Theatre
22nd Feb – 3rd March

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