Student Choreographers on Tour

Students in their third year of full-time study at the New Zealand School of Dance have toured a new contemporary dance show, to Wellington, Christchurch and Auckland in 2013.

On the strength of its premiere season in Wellington in May, the NZSD was invited to take the show, titled And Then it Moved, to Auckland for Tempo Dance Festival and to Christchurch for the Body Festival in October.

Created for NZSD Choreographic Season 2013, the show is the result of four intensive months of preparation. These first time choreographers, who also dance in the show, have worked with Artistic Coordinator Victoria Colombus to develop the piece into a highly engaging dance work.

“Choreographic Season is an amazing opportunity for us to explore both our own individual movement vocabularies and things that are relevant to us as young people,” said third year student Sarah Gatzonis.

Watch highlights from AND THEN IT MOVED

All the third year students involved in And Then it Moved have taken up secondments during their final year of study in 2013. They have spent time with professional companies that include Sydney Dance Company, Expressions Dance Company, Australian Dance Theatre and Dancenorth in Australia, and New Zealand Dance Company, Footnote Dance, and Atamira in New Zealand.

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Photo: Camillo Baracco and Katie Rudd in ‘And Then It Moved’, photographed by Stephen A’Court