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Footnote presents new work at the Opera House


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Footnote New Zealand Dance and Ross McCormack present ‘ The Clearing ’ at the Opera House on October 24.

Footnote New Zealand Dance presents their first full-length work since 2016 with ‘The Clearing’ . Created by Canterbury-born choreographer Ross McCormack, ‘ The Clearing ’ takes inspiration from our carved-out
spaces both natural and designed. McCormack received the prestigious Creative New Zealand Choreographic Fellowship, and a 2017 NZ Arts Foundation Laureate.

Footnote New Zealand Dance is the country’s longest running contemporary dance company, pushing the envelope for over 30 years.

‘ The Clearing ’ features an epic set designed and built by McCormack to create an otherworldly terrain where reality exists as a mere whisper. ‘ The Clearing ’ buzzes with mysterious energy, reverberating the souls of the dancers, the viewers and the environment surrounding them all.

‘ The Clearing ’ is an original piece not to be missed. Two New Zealand stalwarts of creativity offer a moving escape for lovers of dance, design, modern art and immersive experiences.

“An absorbing piece of dance-theatre.” Dr Ian Lochhead, The Press
“Every dancer is beautifully controlled, totally committed, and clearly connected to the piece and
to each other.” Kerri Fitzgerald, DANZ
“Footnote New Zealand Dance can place this work on the world stage.” Kerri Fitzgerald, DANZ