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Party! Performance! Footnote Turns 35

We’ve got an occasion to mark and we want you by our side! 2020, the year that won’t be forgotten, also marks our 35th birthday as a national contemporary dance company. We’ve spent months recalibrating our plans, and shifting our dates, but we just couldn’t let this year’s birthday go by unacknowledged. So on the 22nd August, for one night only, we invite you to gather with us and celebrate all the extraordinary people who have contributed to the history and future of Footnote, and help us go forth into the coming years with momentum.

What, Where, When?
Saturday 22nd August
6.30pm: If these walls… (free performance) begins. Meet in the alleyway off Ghuznee St, opposite Milkcrate and Customs
7pm: Party at San Fran (koha entry)

For our birthday, we’re doing what we do best, with a free live performance, created by our dear friend and acclaimed choreographer Claire O’Neil. If these walls… is a brand new site-specific dance work, developed especially for this event, which celebrates the way people make spaces become vibrant places. If these walls… will enliven the hidden courtyard behind Footnote’s current home on Cuba St with lush movement by our incredible Footnote company members, sound by award-winning composer Jason Wright and lighting by renowned designer Marcus McShane.

And then, what else is a birthday for but a party! Join us on the dance-floor at San Fran, where we’ll be letting loose and kicking up our heels ‘til the wee small hours. Stay tuned for announcements revealing the DJ line-up and other excitement! Koha entry and the first 100 audience members at our live performance will get a free drink voucher for the party.

Footnote Intensive 2020: Alexa Wilson & Matte Roffe

Calling all freelance dancers and makers! This is your invitation to join us for our fifth annual Intensive: this year comprised of workshops led by Alexa Wilson and technique class with Matte Roffe.

This week-long professional development event is designed for you to have the space to explore and grow in your practice, through workshops facilitated by acclaimed New Zealand experimental choreographer, performance artist, video creator, writer and curator, Alexa Wilson. Alexa will lead participants through sessions focussing on transformation within movement, choreography and collaboration. Matte Roffe, accomplished dancer/performer and past Australian Dance Theatre company member, will set participants up for the day through his dynamic classes that explore the full potential of the body in a deeply considered way.

Due to the difficulties faced by artists in this current climate, we are subsidising the workshops and offering this year’s Intensive at a lower price than usual. And thanks to our friends at the Royal New Zealand Ballet, we are also thrilled to be hosting the Intensive at the RNZB Dance Centre on Wakefield St this year. For more workshop information and to submit your expression of interest, please head to the below link.

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