Bruce Mason Centre: Kiss the Sky

29 June 2017 - 01 July 2017 , .

Artistic Director Shona McCullagh combines three choreographers’ works on the theme of the seasons, the southern sky and ideas of death and rebirth in a season timed to coincide with the Matariki Festival.

NZDC is delighted to present its first commission from Asia to Korean choreographer/composer KIM Jae Duk. 'Sigan' (time) draws from the twin themes of meditation and attack, featuring a dynamic score featuring traditional Korean instruments within a contemporary composition.

Multi-award-winning choreographer New Zealander Sue Healey presents 'The Seasons Retouched' set to composer Max Richter’s ‘Recomposed’. This work touches on images of the seasons and changing weather, combined with a formal architectural approach to the choreography. Hailed as the most influential composer of his generation, Max Richter’s music will be played live by The Blackbird Ensemble (NZ). This work features AV design by Augusto. 

Renowned Australian choreographer Stephanie Lake will present 'If Never Was Now'. Described as “eccentric and whimsical with a playful, riotous edge… urgent and brilliantly unpredictable”, the work is a surreal hive of buzzing activity reflecting the beauty and brutality of the natural world.

Presented with Auckland Live 'Kiss the Sky' opens at the Bruce Mason Centre in Takapuna on Thursday 29 June and runs until Saturday 1 July. The season includes special opportunities to connect with The New Zealand Dance Company through an engaging “whole whanau” workshop and creative pre- and post-show talks.


Thursday 29 June 2017 – 7.30 pm

Friday 30 June 2017 – 12.30 pm matinée

Friday 30 June 2017 – 7.30 pm

Saturday 1 July 2017 – 4.00 pm



Post-show Q & A - Friday 30 June, 2017 12.30 pm matinée

Pre-show talk in English, Korean and Mandarin - Friday 30 June, 2017 6.30pm

Whole whanau movement workshop - Saturday 1 July 2017 2.30 – 3.15 (free to ticket holders or $5 per head), followed by 30 minutes post workshop participant refreshments 3.15pm – 3.45pm.

Family friendly performance time - Saturday 1 July 2017 – 4.00 pm


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