Footnote are heading to Switzerland and Germany, but we
need a boost!
Footnote New Zealand Dance has been at the forefront of New
Zealand contemporary dance for over 30 years. One of our missions
is to foster a connection with New Zealand artists who are working
overseas and to bring their perspectives back home. In July,
Footnote are travelling to Switzerland to develop a new dance work
with Swiss-based New Zealand choreographer Emma
Emma has been selected to choreograph a new work for
Footnote titled PULS. We're heading over to her home in
Bern, Switzerland to begin the development process, which will
involve local artists and the sound designer for the work.
We will be connecting with the European dance
community through showings at two Swiss festivals, and travelling
to Germany for more showings and additional performances of
Tomorrow After All, a work developed in 2016 with Berlin-based
Joshua Rutter. It will be an action-packed three weeks
sharing creativity and making new connections
Emma was born in Christchurch and studied at the New Zealand
School of Dance before joining the Royal New Zealand Ballet. She
moved to Bern in 1999 and has been there ever since. She's been
creating some fantastic shows over in Europe and is an Associate
Artist at Damfzentrale Bern. We're heading over there with the task
of bringing some ex-pat art back home to New
Footnote has an entirely new company of dancers this year and it
is their first time to experience the excitement
of developing new choreography directly influenced by a different
culture. With your support, this will be an incredible, enriching
experience for Footnote dancers Adam, Anu, Georgia, Joshua and
In October and November, audiences around New Zealand will be
able to see the creative product, when we tour the show
around Aotearoa. Inspiring people through work by New
Zealand artists based overseas is hugely important to us, so we
will be touring PULS to at least eight centres across the North and
South Islands as part of a double-bill season entitled CONTRAST,
which will also feature a new work by the wonderful Sarah
Please help us to make this exciting project happen! The
organisation has already purchased the flights to Europe, but
we need the support of our whole community to
cover expenses such as accommodation, travel and transfers,
insurance, visas and other expenses. All donations are appreciated,
as every little bit will help us get closer to our goal of $15,000.
Please boost us!
4 days to go!
5 MONTHS AGO
We're inching ever closer to our target but we still need your support to get us across the line. Please continue to share our project with friends, family and colleagues who have a passion for the arts.
As part of our (fast approaching!) trip to Europe, we'll be spending some time in Berlin where we'll perform Tomorrow After All, a fantastic work choreographed by Joshua Rutter for Transfer, our 2016 double-bill season. We're really pleased to be able to share this work with Joshua's home-crowd and the Berlin artistic community.
5 MONTHS AGO
Thanks to all of you who have boosted us so far! Europe is starting to look a little closer than before but we've still got a long way to go. Please help us out by sharing this project with anyone you know who is a great supporter of the arts!