NZDC premieres a new season, continuing the company’s history of creative alchemy through compelling and dynamic collaborations.

Drawing on the arc between Australia, New Zealand and Asia, three choreographers present work on the theme of seasons, southern sky and ideas of death and rebirth. With the planet in its vulnerable state, we bow down before the sky and remember what is lost and what preciousness still exists.

New Zealander Sue Healey presents a work, The Seasons Retouched set to German born British composer Max Richter’s Recomposed, a superb score reimagining Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. Sue is a multi-award-winning choreographer, educator, filmmaker and installation artist.

Stephanie Lake is a multi award-winning choreographer, dancer and director of Stephanie Lake Company. Her major works have been presented by Melbourne International Arts Festival, Sydney Festival, Dance Massive, Arts House, Sydney Opera House, Theatre National de Chaillot (Paris), Theater im Pfalzbau (Germany), Dublin Dance Festival, Tramway (Glasgow), Singapore and Aarhus Festival (Denmark) among others.

KIM Jaeduk of Modern Table Company from Seoul, Korea transgresses borders between genres gathering much attention for his unconventional ideas and experimental projects. Reinterpreting mass pop culture with academic techniques at a fast pace whilst giving contemporary forms to traditional Korean themes.

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Touring Party

The show will be presented in Auckland with a 17 member chamber ensemble. This can be remounted with or without the live band aspect. For budgetary and logistical reasons for touring, we've excluded these costs - please discuss with us.

We invite any interested presenters to the Auckland premier held 29 June - 1 July 2017.

The Saturday performance will be held at a "family friendly" time, and supported by family orientated ticket prices.

Sue Healey will be working closely with photographic artist Joseph Michael, utilising landscaped and macro imagery

AV design will provide the overall link between three works.

We are a high calibre community of artists and supporters.

We are dedicated to producing and presenting inspiring new dance for New Zealand and the world. We exist with the genuine desire to change the way people see and experience contemporary dance, to stretch the boundaries of what dance can be and to share its power, beauty and humour with a broad audience.

Our vision is to create new connections to dance by staging compelling works in highly engaging ways that not only entertain but resonate emotionally with the audience.

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Unique Selling Point

Choreography combined with a magnificent score, set design and AV design - a feast for the eyes, ears, mind and soul. Instil action through inspiration, with imagery, sound and choreographic interpretation of the planets vulnerability and exquisite beauty.

This programme is still in development.

We've included a short video from Sue Healey as reference.

Marketing Materials

Comprehensive marketing tools available including: Marketing Copy Artist Biographies Show Programme template Print material templates (for online and print) Promotional footage Images

Community Engagement

In 2017 and in conjunction with the Kiss the Sky premier, NZDC will develop a Community Engagement framework by undertaking a multi-strand approach to combat the challenge to increase arts attendance & participation of diverse audiences through the delivery of Youth & Community Engagement (YEP/CE) performance & participation programmes throughout Auckland, titled the Tamaki Outreach Programme (TOP). This will be achieved through employment of key dancers, Youth Engagement personnel and consultation with carefully selected Cultural Ambassadors.

A careful scope for the delivery of marketing & communications strategies that enable us to communicate in appropriate language, media channels & specific cultural voices & translations to reach new audiences, with a specifically targeted outcome of linking participation in TOP with attendance at Kiss the Sky in it's 2017 Auckland premier.

We successfully piloted NZDC’s "Mountain to Mohammed" model, with our 2016 “Tamaki Tour” taking performances & workshops to audiences across Auckland, offering high quality arts experiences at low, or no cost to participants. This highly successful 2016 project delivered to 2,274 young people at 32 different schools & one high risk Youth Facility but was undertaken with no funding. We want to continue this important work – delivering professional dance performances & tuition to low decile schools & communities with diverse audiences.