rapt — 03.08.10

A major new commission has been announced for the Auckland Festival 2011 - 'Rapt' a new dance work by choreographer Douglas Wright.

Photo by Justine Lord

Douglas Wright is one of the five inaugural Laureate Awards made in 2000.

Wright describes rapt - his 11th full-length - as a work that "celebrates the dark radiant energies of the body [with] haunting unforgettable dances of serenity and power."  rapt will be performed on the Civic stage by a company that features many of New Zealand's best international dancers.

With music by the 17th Century baroque composer Heinrich Biber and New Zealand composer David Long (Mutton Birds, Six Volts, Plan9) rapt is steeped in the unnerving clarity and signature wit we have come to expect from this revolutionary artist, with a newfound movement quality taking centre stage.