Review – New Zealand School of Dance Graduation Season 2014

Te Whaea Theatre, Wellington
New Zealand
Friday 28th November, 2014,
7:30pm

Warm anticipation filled the auditorium of the New Zealand School of Dance’s Te Whaea Theatre for the ninth performance of their graduation season, an evening showcasing their classical and contemporary streams in seven diverse and challenging works by international choreographers. There were two intervals in what was a well rounded and very enjoyable program of dance. Like some of Australia’s tertiary dance programs, the NZSD holds no discernible hierarchy of dance genre. However, the salient point is, that as New Zealand’s national dance training institution, it is attracting the very best students from around both Australia and New Zealand. Taking my seat, I looked forward to seeing how this equality of dance emphasis would show in their work.

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Wellington, NZ. 18.11.2014. Purcell Pieces, from the New Zealand School of Dance's Graduation Season 2014. Choreography, Nils Christe. Staged by Annegien Sneep. RÈpÈtiteur, Victoria Colombus. Te Whaea Theatre, Wellington. 19 to 29 November 2014. Photo credit: Stephen AíCourt.  COPYRIGHT ©Stephen AíCourt