My name is Holly Newsome and I am a young aspiring choreographer
and company director (of my own dance company that I am
I am currently a 3rd year student at the New Zealand school of
Dance and have recently been chosen out of approximately 100
applicants to present my work in Melbourne at the Dance Architect
competition along side 10 other over 20s choreographers.
This piece i wish to present at the showcase is a representation
and further exploration of two short works i have previously
developed and put on stage. I had extreme success with these works,
giving me the push to continue developing and growing the
vocabulary/world i have already opened.
The work stemmed from this idea that humans are constantly
putting on a persona. We are too polite, we never say what we
actually think. Everyday we smile at people we don't like, laugh at
things we don't find funny, we are constantly trying to fit the
mould that society has created. Although this is the stimulus, i am
more interested in entertaining.
I have used this idea to inspire a funky, intricate, engaging
style that is heavily influenced by music, text and
There will be three female performers, each of different race,
each with different backgrounds and qualities- Grace Bentley, Issy
Estrella and Jess Johns.
The 3 dances and I will have to travel to Melbourne to perform
this piece and as we all currently live in Wellington, NZ. It just
simply isn't feasible for us students at this point in our careers.
We are covering our accommodation and general costs but we need
help with flights and travel expenses!
This is a great opportunity for us. My goal is to one day have
my own contemporary dance company.
I guess no one really has spare change these days, but if you
anything to throw our way we will catch it with open arms. Any
donations will be so greatly appreciated.
One day i hope to entertain a wider audience with many more
works, but for now i need your help.
Some excepts of my previous works: