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Produced by Footnote New Zealand Dance
Performed by ChoreoCo.
Choreographed by Maria Dabrowska
Winner of Best Dance in 2014 and 2015, ChoreoCo. by Footnote New Zealand Dance is a short-term company created especially for Fringe from the brightest new dancers.
As she watched hordes of people exiting a train, clad in colourless clothing and looking despondent, choreographer Maria Dabrowska had the seed of an idea. There is a certain rhythm in workaday drudgery, but the absence of joy made her wonder: why have we fashioned this as our lives? What are we moving towards? Who are we now?
In collaboration with the dancers of ChoreoCo by Footnote, Dabrowska explores the freedom inside conformity in this sometimes-moving, sometimes-absurd look at life as we know it. Global communication, over-population, slanted information. Yes, but the newspaper only holds part of the story. Beyond the black and white there is jubilation, celebration and maybe even exaltation.
ChoreoCo is a short-term company created especially for the New Zealand Fringe Festival from the brightest new dancers. Footnote’s ChoreoCo initiative began in 2014, and went on to win Best Dance in Fringe that year and again in 2015! For Who Are We Now?, six young dancers at a pivotal point in their career join one of New Zealand’s most versatile choreographers, supported by the experience of Aotearoa’s longest-running contemporary dance company.
Who are we now? The moment you know, you know. Twenty thousand people or just us six. As long as there’s life for you and me…