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#30 Dance Beyond Difference

"To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak." - Hopi Indian Saying

Image of Touch Compass Company performingLooking for something captivatingly beautiful and unique to indulge your creative juices? Be one of the lucky people to get tickets to the Touch Compass Dance Company’s 15th Anniversary Performances at Q Theatre from the 27th to the 30th of June.

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This well-respected professional dance company led by artistic director, Catherine Chappell, has redefined New Zealand dance over the last 15 years, by bringing us integrated dance with a talented company of disabled and non-disabled dancers.

To celebrate its 15th Anniversary, Touch Compass will be performing one of its most exciting programmes to date, so don’t miss out!

The performance comprises of three dance works: Run, Slip and Spring, and all three works feature some of our Be. Leadership alumni, Alisha McLennan, Sarah Houbolt, and Suzanne Cowan!

“Run”, a new dance piece, is choreographed by Marc Brew and explores what makes us run away from our past, and fear the future, forcing us to “challenge and be challenged”. The unexpected physicality of each performer tells a beautiful story of human emotion and displays the beauty of movements shared between people.

“Spring” is another new work that will be premiering an innovative dance form combining aerial bungee and contact improvisation. It is choreographed by the artistic director, Catherine Chappell, who was recently awarded the 2011 Creative New Zealand Choreographic Fellowship for research into using bungee in dance.

The final piece is called “Slip I’m not falling I’m just hanging on for as long as you hold me.” Described as ‘remarkable’ by the NZ Listener, and ‘interesting and ambitious’ by the New Zealand Herald, this work featuring flying, falling and suspension, will leave you moved and intrigued by the possibilities of surrender.

Whether you are a dancer or not; a shining star on your friends’ dancefloor, or a wallflower at every event, these performances will appeal to you simply as a human being. The exploration of human emotion and the grace and strength of the dancers will offer a rare opportunity for your creative soul to be nurtured and inspired!