Joan of Hearts
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|Fri 10 Jun ’11, 8:00pm–9:30pm||
|Sat 11 Jun ’11, 8:00pm–9:30pm||
Where: Old Folks Association Hall, 8 Gundry Street, Auckland
Restrictions: All Ages
- General admission: $10.00
- Booking fees may apply
Event listed by: Lydia Zanetti
Praise for I Heart
“a funny, sexy and very interesting show” and “a must-see for the 2011 Fringe” - Felicity Molloy (Creative Director of Performing Arts School New Zealand)
“Three of my favourite choreographers in one show! Yay! I was not disappointed” - Carrie-Rae Cunningham (Assistant Director of Tempo Dance Festival)
Fresh off the slick back of I Heart, Sweaty Heart Productions presents Joan of Hearts - an herstoric collection of exciting and challenging dance pieces.
With five newly created works by Kelly Nash, Val Smith, Emily Campbell, Amber Stephens and Lydia Zanetti and support from the straight down the middle folk pop songwriter duo Joseph & Maia, “you will heart it too” (Carrie-Rae Cunningham on I Heart).
Joan of Arc was a peasant who claimed to receive visions from God that helped her lead France to victory from English rule. She was officially put on trial for breaking the Biblical clothing law by dressing like a man – vital to avoiding being molested by her own army - and consequently burnt at the stake. She was later recognised as a martyr and saint and has become a figurehead for many things from French nationalism to empowering women and persuasion to buy American war savings stamps. She will not be personally appearing at this event.
Kelly Nash, winner of Metro magazine's Most Outstanding Dance Work 2010 for Souvenirs of What I Once Described As Happiness, has worked with the who's who of New Zealand dance. Her last foray into Auckland dancing hearts was in Douglas Wright's Rapt, about which Jack Gray said “centre-stage belongs to a stormy, translucent and… shimmering Kelly Nash.”
Val Smith is a community dance art activist of the flame-thrower sort. Performed by Samiam and gang, Smith continues to challenge and entertain with one stroke of her umbrella wand.
Felicity Molloy said of Emily Campbell’s Instructions For Flesh: “her movements are precise, enervated and carry her along an extremely delicate pathway towards the final moments”. Campbell's work Heel Ruby with Zahra Killeen-Chance was premiered at Dunedin Fringe in early 2010 and since then has been performed in and around Auckland city in theatres, window displays and on street corners.
Amber Stephens has just returned from an internship with Melbourne's renowned dance company Chunky Move, and is bringing back the piece she devised while she was there. Stephens studied Contemporary Dance at UNITEC and Painting and Performance Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and created and performed for festivals such as Stadtfest, Cityfestwochen and Vienna Art Biennale. On return she has worked on British Council People In Your Neighbourhood Tour.
Sweaty Heart Productions is an Auckland based contemporary dance collective. It's aim is to support and present the creative and performance practice of the majority of dance practitioners and audience, namely women.
Sweaty Heart Productions is directed by Lydia Zanetti. In I Heart, Zanetti “continues to cut her teeth in an edgy choreographic manner” - Lyne Pringle. Her work was called “beautiful, shocking, ... sad, invigorating, ... funny but not, real, ... awesome” by an audience member. Celine Sumic states: “Lydia Zanetti's work will be seen”.
Joining Zanetti's “signature oscillations of scale” is Georgie Goater of Backlit Productions fame and Molly McDowall.
The show will be opened by Joseph & Maia – a young songwriting duo influenced by folk, country and straight down the middle pop.
Photography: Blair McTaggart from I Heart
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