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Virtuosi, A film by Sue Healey - DVD


Virtuosi, A film by Sue Healey - DVD

Documentary Publication year: 2012



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“In experiencing this doco, you will fall in love, you will shed a tear. You will consider what home means…delicate, powerful, beautifully shot and edited.” - Theatreview NZ

Created by award-winning choreographer and filmmaker Sue Healey with music by New Zealand jazz legend Mike Nock, Virtuosi is a feature length documentary about the drive to be an artist and the special nature of virtuosity in dance. Through exhilarating dance and stories from the heart, Virtuosi reveals intimate and astounding portraits of eight New Zealand dance artists.

Destined for greatness, these artists all left their homeland in their youth to pursue careers around the world. They have each achieved remarkable things in the world of contemporary dance and through this film, audiences have the rare chance to witness their artistry as they reflect on their careers.

Virtuosi weaves ideas and dances across many cities and cultures – Berlin, London, New York, Sydney, Melbourne, Townsville, Brussels – revealing fascinating dance lineages and creative insights.

It is the nature of embodied knowledge of dance that drives this film. What is its unique-ness? What is its power? Why dance?


Sue Healey's VIRTUOSI (trailer) from Performing Lines on Vimeo.


1h 16m