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Touch Compass presents Acquisitions

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  • Thu 27 Aug ’15, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Fri 28 Aug ’15, 11:00am – 12:00pm
  • Fri 28 Aug ’15, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Sat 29 Aug ’15, 2:30pm – 4:00pm
  • Sat 29 Aug ’15, 7:30pm – 9:00pm


Te Whaea: National Dance and Drama Centre, 11 Hutchison Road, Newtown, Wellington


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General admission: $35.00
  • Senior, student, CS card, disability, child: $20.00
  • Group 4+: $30.00
  • Group 10+: $20.00

Prepare to fling your mind out of the box!

Acquisitions is a multi-media dance production comprising two performance works that sit alongside a series of engaging short films. This is contemporary dance on the edge - there are no boundaries.

Touch Compass Dance Company is poised to take you on an inspiring journey through contemporary dance-theatre and film, curated by artistic director Catherine Chappell:

Undertide, is an exquisite mixed media dance and film work by Body Cartography, USA-based choreographers Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad. It explores the experience of living within a body and raises questions around how we experience life from the inside out supported by intriguing music composed by Clare Cowan.

Watching Windows, is a compelling work created by our company dancers in collaboration with Catherine Chappell. This piece plays with the idea of scale and physical boundaries. Bodies, objects and moments are hidden and revealed in a journey of discovery and intrigue with music curated by percussionist Chris O’Connor.

A series of DanceBox short films created by award-winning New Zealand film director Alyx Duncan are part of Touch Compass’ outreach programme that features the company’s professional dancers together with community participants.

Touch Compass is the country’s only professional, inclusive dance company, that works with disabled and non-disabled dancers to create high quality contemporary dance which challenges perceptions about who can dance and what dance is.

With Catherine Chappell at the helm, the newly-formed ensemble for Acquisitions comprises Georgie Goater, Cameron Lansdown-Goodman, Duncan Armstrong, Alisha McLennan, Joshua Pether, Julie van Renen and Samantha Wood-Rawnsley.

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