Shel We? (Auckland , New Zealand)
1 Jan 2020 - 1 Jan 2022
If you are a dreamer, come in.
If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,
A hope-er, a pray-er, a magic bean buyer . . .
If you’re a pretender, come sit by my fire,
For we have some flax golden tales to spin.
- Shel Silverstein
Inspired by the works of renowned American writer Shel Silverstein, Shel We? is an invitation. An enchanting, playfully intriguing and visually stunning dance show.
Award winning choreographer Tupua Tigafua is a highly accomplished dancer and one of the most ingenious storytellers of this generation. After an illustrious career dancing for some of Aotearoa’s creative elite - Black Grace, Mau and NZ Dance Company, Tupua has masterfully created a unique and cutting edge dance style.
"gravity is defied, literally, emotionally and metaphorically" - John Smythe - Theatreview
"swagger, simplicity and captivating dance" - Kate Marting - Theatreview
"The merits in this work are numerous. Finesse, superb technical skills, experienced performers completely at ease with what they have to do. Alongside the literal elements in the work, the dance movements and choreography is assured, well-crafted and clever" – Chris Jannides - Theatreview