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Kiss The Sky – The New Zealand Dance Company

The New Zealand Dance Company (NZDC) forges its national and international reputation for powerful contemporary dance with its tour of Kiss The Sky, including a very special work for the Bay of Islands.

Victoria Columbus’ brand new work The Fibonacci, co-commissioned by the Festival of Colour and NZDC and created in co-production with Upsurge Festival, explores the hidden pattern that weaves us together and reflects the harmony of our world. Columbus, alongside sound and spatial designer Rowan Pierce, uses the mathematical Fibonacci sequence as a point of departure. A sequence describing the arrangement of leaves on a stem, petals on a flower and the spiraling of galaxies inspires a physical language that at its heart explores energy pathways through movement, as the connecting force between us all.

The Fibonacci will also include an exciting collaboration with our local community to form a chorus of mixed ages.

Victoria Columbus is described by NZDC’s Artistic Director Shona McCullagh as “the secret weapon of the New Zealand School of Dance” and the Company is delighted to present her world premiere work at the Festival.

Completing this double bill is the high-octane physicality of Korean choreographer and composer KIM Jae Duk in his work Sigan, which draws from the dual themes of meditation and attack. His dynamic score features traditional Korean instruments and the dancers shine in this work, which is “…not only visually, but technically flawless” (DANZ).
With exceptional ”versatility, virtuosity and artistry” from the high-calibre NZDC dancers and “excellence of the design and production teams” (NZ Herald) Kiss The Sky will leave you dreaming for more.

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