New National Contemporary Dance Company Initiative

By Francesca Horsley In Dance

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3rd August, 2011
While walking on the beach, Shona McCullagh asked herself what she would do if she had only two years to live. The award-winning choreographer and film-maker weighed up her dreams: to make a feature film or set up a full-time permanent national contemporary dance company? She chose the latter. It was the magic of watching French ballerina Sylvie Guillem and English dancer Russell Maliphant perform Push in Auckland’s ASB Theatre in April 2009 that rekindled an old desire. “The lighting was so beautiful ...

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