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Touch Compass Dance Company 2014 season to present inspiring new works

4 Aug 2014

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Touch Compass Dance Company returns with a season of inspiring new works in Auckland in August.

Two new dance works and a unique film/dance project feature in Touch Compass Dance Company’s 2014 season Acquisitions '14 in Auckland in August.

Curated by artistic director Catherine Chappell, Acquisitions ’14 features three works and has a week-long season at Q Theatre in Auckland from 6-10 August.

Touch Compass Dance Company is New Zealand’s first and foremost inclusive dance company and has been acclaimed internationally for its works with disabled and non-disabled dancers.

Touch Compass Dance Company is New Zealand’s first and foremost inclusive dance company and has been acclaimed internationally for its works with disabled and non-disabled dancers.

Acquisitions ‘14 features the world premiere of Undertide – a film and live performance work by award-winning New Zealand/United States choreographers Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad; together with Watching Windows, a new work created by Catherine and the company dancers; and Touch Compass’ interactive DanceBox project will be displayed in the Q Theatre Loft foyer throughout the season.

Undertide is an exquisite, mesmerising feast where subtle movements guide the dancers from within: It is the experience of living in a body and raises questions around the body’s vitality and how we experience life from the inside out.

Watching Windows is a new work created by company dancers with Catherine Chappell, which plays with the ideas of physical boundaries and limitations – an exploration of a place where bodies, objects and moments are hidden and revealed in a journey of discovery and intrigue.

Led by award-winning New Zealand film director Alyx Duncan, Touch Compass’ DanceBox is a combined company and community project bringing together film and dance in a collection of pieces created by the company dancers and shining a light on those profound times when life reveals itself and stories become part of a collection of special moments – a museum of life. 

Touch Compass Dance Company presents Acquisitions ’14 at Q Theatre Loft from 6-10 August. Book tickets at Q Theatre or by phoning (09) 309 9771 or www.qtheatre.co.nz.

Visit www.touchcompass.org.nz to find out more about Touch Compass Dance Company.

More information

For more information, transmission of high-resolution images and to arrange interviews, please contact:
Sally Woodfield | Publicist SWPR | M: 021 868 020 | E: sally@swpr.co.nz
About Touch Compass Dance Company
Touch Compass is New Zealand’s only professional inclusive contemporary dance company. Their performances include dancers with and without disability. A Creative New Zealand Recurrently Funded Arts Organisation, the company has won national and international acclaim for its groundbreaking performances.
About Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad
As co-directors of the BodyCartography Project, Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad investigate empathy and the physicality of space in urban, domestic, wild and social landscapes through dance, performance, video, installation work and movement education.
The pair has created numerous performance works, short films and installations across the USA, Canada, New Zealand, Japan, Europe, Russia and South America and in 2013 were named Dance Company of the Year by the Twin Cities City Pages.
Other awards include winning two Minnesota Sage Awards and the Pelorous Trust Creativity Award at the New Zealand Fringe Festival in 2003