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May 21, 2010 11:00PM

Beijing Modern Music Festival


Music and Dance students from The University of Auckland will be showcasing New Zealand arts and culture this May at the Beijing Modern Music Festival.  Representing New Zealand for the first time on the large international stage, the group will perform amongst an international line up from North America, Europe and China.

The programme consists of seven choreographed pieces in a 90 minute programme and includes a dance set to Soft Dawn Over Whispering Island, an electro acoustic work by "John Elmsly":

The group are from the University’s National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries and consist of a troupe of 11 young dancers, one music student and their lecturers. They are the first delegation from New Zealand to appear at the annual music festival, and have been dedicated an entire evening for the purpose of showcasing their talents and the music and dance of New Zealand.

Following the performance at the Beijing Modern Music Festival the Auckland-based group will perform at the Nanjing Arts Institute where they will also run cultural dance workshops including a Māori Kapa Haka workshop, for staff and students.

Start time

May 21, 2010 11:00PM