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New Date! Party! Performance! Footnote Turns 35

With relief and excitement (especially considering the difficulties still being faced by our industry) we’re SO pleased to be able to re-announce our performance and party plans for our 35th birthday celebrations! Gather with us on the 3rd October 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.

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 Sound 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 Havana Bar, where we’ll be letting loose and kicking up our heels ‘til the wee small hours. This part of the evening is koha entry and the first 100 audience members at our live performance will get a free drink voucher for the party.

What, Where, When?
7.30pm – If these walls… (free performance) begins. Meet in the alleyway off Ghuznee St, outside JAM Hair Company
8pm – Party at Havana Bar (koha entry)

Undercurrent National Tour

Two absorbing new dance works that are rich in detail and grand in scale. Dive in and be swept into these worlds, created by Japanese artist Kota Yamazaki and New Zealand choreographer Rose Philpott.

Kota Yamazaki shares a reflective mosaic of visual delight in his work Fog, Nerves, Future, Ocean, Hello (echoes). Mysterious, surprising and beautiful, this work is the result of working across continents in a changed world. Inspired by the landscape of Wellington and the unpredictability of human behaviour, this work is buoyed by hypnotic sound design by Jesse Austin-Stewart and intricate, sculptural set design by his Tokyo-based collaborators.

Dry Spell, choreographed by Rose Philpott, is a telling of one night. A whirlpool of frenzied hedonism set to an original composition by prolific sound designer Eden Mulholland. Saturated in colour and energy, Dry Spell sinks to intriguing depths in a strange collection of equally murky and razor-sharp encounters.

Anchored by the intensity and skill of the Footnote New Zealand Dance company members, Undercurrent will flood theatres across the country with crisp and captivating dance.

Coastlands Theatre, Te Raukura ki Kāpiti
24th October

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Addison Theatre, Baycourt
29th October

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ASB Waterfront Theatre
31st October

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New Plymouth
Taranaki Arts Festival, TSB Showplace
5th November

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Theatre Royal
7th November

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Aurora Centre, Burnside High School
10th November

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Opera House
12th November

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Footnote New Zealand Dance will be following and implementing protocols that reflect all COVID-19 Ministry of Health guidelines in respect of the relevant COVID Alert Level in place at the time of the performance.

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