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Choreographic Direction: Sarah Foster-Sproull
Company: Foster Group Dance
Assistant Director & Producer: Natalie Maria Clark
24 – 27 July – 4 shows only!
Weds – Thurs 6.30pm
Fri – Sat 8pm
$25 – $46
Post-show Q&A – Thursday 25th July
Runtime: 55mins (no interval)
A mesmerising performance sees three generations of women unravel their mythology
ORCHIDS divulges the secrets of feminine magic and lost ritualistic practices, in a spellbinding performance from seven women aged 8yrs to 60yrs – including former LIMBS dancer, Marianne Schultz.
The world of ORCHIDS evokes mothers, sisters, witches, sirens, goddesses and other-worldly creatures. Choreographer Sarah Foster-Sproull’s work (Guangdong Modern Dance China, Footnote NZ, Royal NZ Ballet) has been likened to a living Hieronymus Bosch or Caravaggio painting. Through ORCHIDS, she connects some of NZ’s most reputed artists, including composer Eden Mulholland and designers Andrew Foster (set and dramaturgy) and Jennifer Lal (lighting). Together, they unravel an entrancing mythological realm that demystifies the complex female spirit, bringing women out of darkness and into the light.
‘… full of eros, pathos and humour …’ – The Pantograph Punch
‘… intensely intimate …’ – NZ Herald
‘… moves many of the audience to tears …’ – Theatreview
‘Quite simply, Foster-Sproull would hold her own on any of the world’s top dance stages…’ – Financial Times