The Clearing Press Release – South Island Tour

Footnote New Zealand Dance and Ross McCormack present The Clearing – July, October and November 2019.

Footnote New Zealand Dance presents their first full-length work since 2016 with The Clearing. Created by Canterbury-born choreographer Ross McCormack, The Clearing takes inspiration from our carved-out spaces both natural and designed.

McCormack received the prestigious Creative New Zealand Choreographic Fellowship, and a 2017 NZ Arts Foundation Laureate. Footnote New Zealand Dance is the country’s longest running contemporary dance company, pushing the envelope for over 30 years. The brilliant result of this incredible pairing is set to thrill venues around New Zealand in July, October and November 2019.

The Clearing features an epic set designed by McCormack to create an otherworldly terrain where reality exists as a mere whisper. The Clearing buzzes with mysterious energy, reverberating the souls of the dancers, the viewers and the environment surrounding them all.

The Clearing is an original piece not to be missed. Two New Zealand stalwarts of creativity offer a moving escape for lovers of dance, design, modern art and immersive experiences.

For publicity information please contact Andrew Laking andrew@pirateandqueen.co.nz | 021 207 6466

DATES/LOCATIONS
South Island tour – July

PREMIERE Ashburton – 20th July
Ashburton Trust Events Centre

Queenstown – 23rd July
Queenstown Memorial Centre

Invercargill – 25th July
Centrestage Theatre

Oamaru – 28th July
Oamaru Opera House

Christchurch Arts Festival – 31st July
James Hay Theatre