NZ Dance Company joins forces with Don McGlashan — 18.07.13

The New Zealand Dance Company has announced a new show 'Rotunda', which has been created in collaboration with singer/songwriter/composer Don McGlashan as musical director, and will be performed with a 25-piece brass band.

Shona McCullagh is Executive Director and Artistic Director of the New Zealand Dance Company.  Both Shona and Don McGlashan are Arts Foundation Laureates - receiving their Awards in 2002.

Rotunda has been inspired by the upcoming Anzac centenary of World War I next year, and takes the community symbol of a band rotunda as a centrepiece, to examine themes of loyalty, courage, loss, and hope. The music of Gareth Farr (also an Arts Foundation Laureate), John Ritchie, Edward Elgar and Don McGlashan, will be woven with traditional hymns, providing the backing for eight dancers.

The show will run from
Friday, August 30 to Sunday, September 1
at Q Theatre, Auckland