The Movement to focus on change

Footnote New Zealand Dance performer Rosie Tapsell in Artifact by Forest, Vicky Kapo. Photo: Kerrin Burns

FOOTNOTE New Zealand Dance is performing at James Hargest College in Invercargill today as part of its national tour of The Movement.

The tour involves four new dance works aiming to provoke positive change for some of the big challenges facing the world.

Each of the works in The Movement will consider a different issue which has importance to each of the choreographers: the ever-rising tide, the future of biotech, an acknowledgement of painful experiences and our collective approach to change.

These are explored by combining powerful performances by Footnote’s company dancers alongside thoughtful narration.

Footnote general manager Richard Aindow said the company was excited to provide a platform to open up important conversations through dance.

“We love inspiring people all across Aotearoa and we’re excited for our incredible company members to finally be able to perform these dance works in 14 towns and cities between Invercargill and Auckland.”

Founded in 1985, Footnote was Aotearoa’s longest-running contemporary dance company. Notable dancers and choreographers had worked with Footnote during their career and The Movement is the latest in a powerful kaupapa programme of bold new work by New Zealand artists.

  • The Movement, James Hargest College, May 13, 7pm to 8.45pm, tickets