Human Dance is thrilled to be hosting Footnote New Zealand Dance for a Creative Workshop as part of their upcoming national tour of Undercurrent. This special package includes a ticket to their performance featuring new works by choreographers Rose Philpott (Aotearoa) and Kota Yamazaki (Japan), and a masterclass workshop taught exclusively for Human Dance by two of Footnote’s dance artists.
This is a unique opportunity to engage with the creative process of Footnote’s latest choreographies through a combination of contemporary technique and repertoire. Workshop participants will be able to delve deeper into the Undercurrent performance by gaining insight into the choreographic processes, ideas, and movement.
Suitable for the Human Dance dancers of all experience levels. Registrations close 10:00pm on Monday 2nd November. Please note spaces are limited.
State Opera House
Thursday, 12th of November 2020
Ticket collection from 7pm in the foyer
Performance Starts 7.30pm
Tarrant Dance Studio, Cuba Street
Saturday 14th of November 2020
MASTERCLASS + SHOW TICKET HD EXCLUSIVE PRICE $45 concession / $55 full
(Performance ticket only outside of this offer can be purchased via Footnote Dance website, tickets start at $42+booking fee)
BOOKINGS ARE NOW CLOSED. IF YOU WOULD STILL LIKE TO ATTEND THE MASTERCLASS PLEASE EMAIL DANCE@HUMANDANCE.CO.NZ
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Join us for 'Balfolk' Workshop with Michael Parmenter this November.
Discover Balfolk – new ways of experiencing old dances - directed by celebrated dancer/choreographer Michael Parmenter.
ABOUT MICHAEL PARMENTER
Michael Parmenter is one of New Zealand’s leading dancers and choreographers. He has choreographed consistently for thirty years in New Zealand and internationally. His works span the spectrum from innovative solo works to large-scale opera-house productions. He directed his Commotion Company from 1990–2008 and has choreographed numerous works for Footnote Dance Company and the Royal New Zealand Ballet.
During the 80s he studied in New York with Erick Hawkins and in Japan with Butoh dancer Min Tanaka, and was a member of the company Stephen Petronio and Dancers 1983-84. In addition to being a leading teacher of contemporary dance technique, Michael has recently been developing the partner-improvisation forms PILOTING and TACTICS.
ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP
Balfolk is a popular dance movement that has re-invented traditional European social dance forms and music as a vibrant dance experience. Partner dancers like waltz, mazurka, scottish and polka sit alongside group contra-dances, circle dances and mixers (dances structured to rotate partners) that are simple to learn and invite improvisation.
Michael Parmenter, includes regional French dances such as the chain dances from Brittany, the bourrées from the Auvergne along with dances from the Basque and Bearn regions of southern France.
10am - 4:30pm, Saturday 28th November 2020, Wellington
Balfolk dance 1 (10am-12pm) – “The More the Merrier"
Balfolk dance 2 (1-2:30pm) – “It Takes Two…”
Balfolk dance 3 (3-4:30pm mins) - “May I have the pleasure”
PLEASE BOOK BY 24TH NOV 2020. SUITABLE FOR DANCERS OF ALL LEVELS OF EXPERIENECE
We are so excited about this special opportunity to learn social dances that are both fun and rich in cultural history from a New Zealand dance icon.
Come dance, have fun and get inspired!