Monthly Archives: April 2013

Touch Compass Dance Company – ROGUE by Malia Johnston

In March I had the pleasure to shoot the 1st HOTBOX by Malia Johnston at the company’s dance studio in Sandringham, Auckland. The HOTBOX series is a fantastic concept and creative idea. They are small boutique works performed in a variety of spaces including in a theatre, garage, hall, mall, school, shop, museum or art gallery. The HOTBOX series will consist of choreographed and improvised works, duets, trios or quartets.

Malia’s piece ROGUE with dancers Alisha McLennan, Georgie Goater, Daniel King and Zildjian Robinson is the first of an exciting series to come by this innovative and brilliant Dance company. A few impression below and more info on the Touch Compass Dance website.

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Shine Lady – Spinning Sun Dance Company

In 2012, I took photos of New Zealand contemporary dance company Spinning Sun’s piece ‘Shine Lady’. The piece brings to life images of female divinity, and explores the cycles of human life. Spinning Sun performed this work at the culture festival, Sziget, in Budapest, Hungary late 2012. That festival attracts an audience of 400,000 and was awarded Best European Major Festival in 2012. Their invitation to attend was the result of a performance of Shine Lady at the Australian Performing Arts Market in Adelaide earlier in 2012.

My photos have been used to promote the piece and I noted that Creative New Zealand posted the first photograph below on their website. I always liked this particular one and the others posted here.

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Dancers pictured: Liz Kirk, Julie van Renen and Liana Yew

 

One Shot: Spaces – opening reception

…and framed on the wall with all the other 24 winning entries for the opening reception at ‘The Loft at Liz’s gallery’ in L.A on 30 March 13

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