Kiss The Sky (Auckland, New Zealand)
1 Apr 2019 - 23 Dec 2020
A constellation of dance, live music and design from Aotearoa, Korea and Australia.
Combining the high-octane physicality of Korean choreographer KIM Jae Duk, New Zealander Victoria Columbus, and the complex and virtuosic artistry of Australian choreographer Stephanie Lake, this dynamic tripartite expands the forte of the already remarkable dancers of The New Zealand Dance Company. Kiss the Sky responds to the theme of nature, the sky and time, presented in its premiere season to coincide with the Matariki (Māori New Year) Festival.
Reviewed as "not only visually but technically flawless" and "a diverse magical experience" Kiss the Sky features six dancers, music by KIM Jae Duk, Rowan Pierce and Robin Fox, powerful light design by Jo Kilgour and Ben Shaw and design by Elizabeth Whiting, Donna Jefferis, Rachael Walker and Andrew Treloar.
"From tight synchronised movements to fluid floor sequences, the inspiring works alongside the eye-catching lighting and spectacular scores grab your attention from start to finish." - DANZ
"The rousing cheers which greet the final bows are recognition of the versatility, virtuosity and artistry of NZ Dance Company dancers (Chrissy Kokiri, Carl Tolentino, Xin Ji, Breanna Timms, Emily Adams, Katie Rudd and Lucy Lynch) and the excellence of the design and production teams." - NZ Herald