Arts Foundation Update | Issue 24 — 11.07.12

News from the Arts Foundation and its award recipients from 11 July

Raewyn Hill - Award for Patronage donation recipient - and Dance North,  take dance around Australia

August will be an action-packed month for Raewyn Hill and Dance North with the world premiere of a new work for the Australian Festival of Chamber Music and, before this, the premiere of two performance seasons of Raewyn Hill's own Double Bill in Townsville and as part of Cairns Festival. Raewyn then moves the company south to the Brisbane Festival.  Her full-length work, MASS, opens the Festival, and her new work Allegories will close the Festival as part of the Dance Energy season that features Queensland Ballet, Expressions Dance Company and fellow New Zealander Cameron McMillan. 

Douglas Wright's work rapt is set to be performed in The Hague at the prestigious Lucent Danstheater in April 2013.

The invitation has come from one of the world's largest dance festivals, Holland Dance in conjunction with the programming arm of Lucent Danstheater, home to the world famous Netherlands Dance Theatre. It is unique for a New Zealand dance company to achieve the chance to perform on this prominent dance stage. The invitation represents a rare opportunity to showcase the work of New Zealand's most iconic and revered dance theatre artist. It has been 17 years since Wright's seminal work Forever, toured Europe to widespread critical and audience acclaim.   Read full story here .

Raewyn Hill image by Naomi Abdilla