For 30 years Wellington's Footnote New Zealand Dance has attempted to push the envelope and reflect our distinct New Zealand identity through dance. Their main touring seasons combine a range of programmes to spread the art form including: dance in education, development workshops, performances with discussion and collaborations. Keeping it local, they also pride themselves on using homegrown music.
The company’s latest touring programme will open up the floor to emerging and established choreographers to experiment and take risks, as well as asking the all important question: what does it mean to make contemporary dance today?
Tapping its way through Auckland, Hamilton and Wellington, Now 2015 will present four new original works from four very different New Zealand choreographers. Natalia Maria Clark, Jared Hemopo, Anna Bate and Katharina Waldner will explore the deconstruction of hip hop, the rigours of modern daily life, the impact of sound and the ever-shifting lens of history.