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August 29, 2013 11:00PM

Rotunda - New Zealand Dance Company


Fri 30 Aug 7:30pm Sat 31 Aug 7:30pm Sun 1 Sept 2pm and 6pm

Premiering this August is The New Zealand Dance Company’s first full-length work, Rotunda. This unique season features the powerful collision of a live brass band with the raw beauty of contemporary dance. Created by the company’s Artistic Director, Shona McCullagh in collaboration with the NZDC dancers, musician Chris O’Connor and celebrated singer, songwriter and composer Don McGlashan as Musical Director, Rotunda brings to life the world of the band rotunda as an iconic symbol of New Zealand community.

Produced in preparation for the ANZAC Centenary, the performers’ journeys go to the heart of change and crisis, where courage and compassion are illuminated by a haunting, jaunty and deeply felt score. Performed by North Shore Brass, the rich vein of contemporary brass music from New Zealand composers Gareth Farr, John Ritchie and Don McGlashan are woven with traditional hymns to conjure the emotional landscape of a seminal time in our nation’s history.

With a gorgeously transformative set by Joe Bleakely and striking costuming by Jane Holland, Rotunda resonates with contemporary culture where conflict, both political and personal continue to challenge us.

“A new force in contemporary dance.” – National Business Review

Note: Rotunda contains some adult themes and is recommended for people aged 15 years and over.

Start time

August 29, 2013 11:00PM


Q Theatre
305 Queen Street
New Zealand


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