Dates and Times:
- 8th, 9th or 10th March 2019
- Friday & Saturday 7.30pm
- Sunday 5.00pm
- Venue: ASB Waterfront Theatre, Auckland
About as As It Stands:
A powerful, awe-inspiring new dance work from New Zealand dance visionary and recent Arts Laureate, Ross McCormack, and his company Muscle Mouth. Influenced by the monumental creations of iconic American sculptor, Richard Serra, this immersive show places eight world-class dancers in a majestic sculptural landscape. Made up of formidable steel-like monoliths, which tower upwards from the floor, the setting imposes a striking contrast between the order of design and the chaos of human nature. In an electric performance space, hard structural lines and fragile sinuous movement meet.
Technically astonishing and visually arresting, As it Stands unites impressive scale, lighting, and soundscapes with McCormack’s renowned choreography into a remarkable work that pushes the limits of virtuosic dance and design. Ross McCormack is one of New Zealand’s leading next-generation performance makers. His extensive career includes 10 years performing with the acclaimed Belgian company Les Ballets C de la B. Throughout this time Ross maintained connections to New Zealand and Australia, choreographing and designing multiple works for companies in both countries and performing internationally with the likes of Chunky Move and Lucy Guerin.
In 2014, on being commissioned to direct and choreograph AGE for the New Zealand Festival, McCormack co-founded Muscle Mouth; a multifaceted company specialising in new forms of visual dance theatre and performance installation. He is a recent recipient of the prestigious Creative New Zealand Choreographic Fellowship and a 2017 NZ Arts Foundation Laureate. While continuing to be the creative force behind Muscle Mouth, in 2017, Ross played Mozart in the Auckland Theatre Company production of Amadeus to critical-acclaim and most recently choreographed System, a new work which premiered at the 2018 Tempo Dance Festival.
About Auckland Arts Festival:
A globally recognised celebration of arts and culture taking place each March, Auckland Arts Festival – Te Ahurei Toi o Tāmaki Makaurau – is a place for ambitious ideas for storytellers, provocateurs and creators. The Festival reflects the contemporary and cosmopolitan city of Auckland and its many communities. Through the work of artists of Aotearoa and across the world, Auckland Arts Festival aims to unify, enlighten and inspire the people of Auckland/Tāmaki Makaurau and its many visitors. With more than 40 shows and events and spanning theatre, dance, music, circus, cabaret, family events and visual arts, Auckland Arts Festival 2019 is not to be missed.
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