SHORT + SWEET DANCE
Show 1 | 10 – 11 September
“My teeth and tongue are used to create power for my lips” – Hummingbird(s) is a journey into the experiences of five women grappling with their global inheritance. The hummingbird is a symbol of taking flight within our means to communicate and connect. This work invites the audience to experience relationships and the complexities that lay within our silent ‘hums’. What happens when one individual’s ‘hum’ meets another?
Choreographers Emma Cosgrave and Abi Jones (Auckland, NZ)
Abi Jones is currently in her final year at the University of Auckland Dance Studies Programme. Through her dance training at the University of Auckland and the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Abi has created a variety of dance works, and collaborated with students from the University of Auckland, Unitec, and UCLA. Abi has worked alongside a variety of New Zealand choreographers such as Sarah Foster- Sproull, Malia Johnson, Sarah Knox, Matiu Hamuera, and Xavier Breed.
Emma Cosgrave is a professional dancer in New Zealand and a current Masters student at the University of Auckland. Since her time in the Dance Studies programme between 2015-2018, Emma has worked with a variety of choreographers including but not limited to, Sarah Foster-Sproull, Malia Johnson, Matiu Hamuera, Natalie Maria Clark, and Sarah Knox. Throughout 2018-2019, Emma recently worked as a guest artist with Footnote New Zealand Dance and Guangdong Modern Dance company in ‘Mass Solitude’ choreographed by Sarah Foster-Sproull.
Emma and Abi enjoy connecting and collaborating with other dance artists to make contemporary dance work in New Zealand, and consistently strives to create choreographic dance works that are different to previous staged ideas.
Emma CosgraveAbi JonesEvie LoganJoanna CookSophie Greig