SHORT + SWEET DANCE
Show 2 | 14 – 15 September
Transfigure is a choreographic exploration of concepts relating to the evolution of human life. What do we grow into from birth? How do we emerge and become transfigured as creative and evolutionary beings? Darwin, (1809), “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change”. The creative method is inter-disciplinary, inter-linking video, dance, writing and photography. Movement is constructed through a process of capturing photographic images, then developing these through numerous embodied tasks by the dancers. Photography and video have been edited as scenography for the performance. Photographic techniques – rule of thirds, layering, shading, montage and editing – inspires the choreographic structure.
Choreographers Renee Richards (Auckland, NZ)
Renee Richards, Dance Artist, Choreographer, Secondary Teacher, Photographer: Graduated with a Bachelor of Dance Studies (Honours), at the University of Auckland in 2017. Early 2016 she co-choreographed her first professional show along with Kerryanne Mayhew at the Basement Theatre called How We Tessellate. Later in the year she was a dance counselor at Camp America in New York; French Woods Performing Arts Camp for three months. For two years now she has competed in the Street Dance New Zealand National Championships, placing third and qualifying for the World Hip Hop Championships this August. In 2017 Renee co-choreographed Vacant.6 at the Auckland Fringe Festival. Renee is a dancer for Trip The Light collective lead my Perri Exeter and Joash Fahitua. Whilst currently busy completing her Secondary Teaching Diploma in Dance at Epsom Auckland University, teaching at Studio 246 and Club Physical. Renee is trained in specifically Hip Hop, contemporary and Jazz, (Trained Ballet 2 years).