Come and join us in the studio!
55 MONTHS AGO
We’d love you all to come to our INSIGHT Studio Performances next week, to get a sneak peek of what the students have choreographed so far. Please come and join us at 6-7pm on Thu 18 or Fri 19 April, at Te Whaea: National Dance & Drama Centre.
And, how exciting to see that we’ve had a big Boost overnight – thank you all so much!
This week, the students have been busy developing their individual pieces, planning with lighting designers and collaborating with musicians. One of the choreographers Katie Rudd says, ‘It’s such a rollercoaster – one day you love it, the next day you doubt your decisions. But I feel that everyone’s found what they want to express. It’s a crucial time just now, so we’re all still open to change and what could come. The pressure is on to have something ready, as we know we’ll be starting rehearsals in the theatre soon.’
Another final year choreographer, Sarah Gatzsonis, agrees – ‘We’re at the editing stage, we’ve explored our ideas, and now we’re developing and pushing forward the strongest ones. I’ve got confidence in my decisions right now, but the reality is we’ve only got 5 – 10 minutes to express our concepts. So I just made a big change and cut my piece from 12 dancers to 3. You have to consider how your piece fits within the whole show, and sometimes cull material you really liked.’