// ORCHIDS by Foster Group Dance //
Tickets at qtheatre.co.nz from 11:11am Wednesday 1st May.
A mesmerising performance sees three generations of women unravel their mythology. Divulging the secrets of feminine magic and lost ritualistic practices, ORCHIDS is a spellbinding performance by seven women, from 9-year-old Ivy Foster, to former LIMBS dancer, Marianne Schultz, still entrancing on stage in her 60s. The world of ORCHIDS evokes mothers, sisters, witches, sirens, goddesses and other-worldly creatures.
Choreographic Director Sarah Foster-Sproull’s work (Guangdong Modern Dance China, Footnote New Zealand Dance, Royal New Zealand 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), Jennifer Lal (lighting) and Elizabeth Whiting (costumes). Together, they unravel an entrancing mythological realm that demystifies the complex female spirit, bringing women out of darkness and into the light.
Featuring the extraordinary talents of dancers and collaborators Marianne Schultz, Katie Burton, Rose Philpott, Jahra Rager, Joanne Hobern, Tori Manley-Tapu, and Produced and Assistant Directed by Natalie Maria Clark.
"Quite simply, Foster-Sproull would hold her own on any of the world’s top dance stages…" – Financial Times for Hemispheres
“... full of eros, pathos and humour … “ - The Pantograph Punch
“... intensely intimate … “ - NZ Herald
“... moves many of the audience to tears ...” - Theatreview: The New Zealand Performing Arts Review & Directory
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