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Following sold out seasons and standing ovations in New Zealand, the Holland Dance Festival, and Germany, The New Zealand Dance Company proudly presents one of its most sought after and celebrated programmes Lumina. Three incomparable pieces of contemporary dance explode off the stage in “ground-breaking” and “hypnotic” (NZ Herald) spectacles resulting in a “tour de force of dance, music and light” (DANZ).

New Zealand choreographer Malia Johnston and her long standing creative partners composer Eden Mulholland and AV Designer Rowan Pierce created Brouhahaa bold, loud and energetic world in which the dancers are explorers and artful unravelers of rawness and refined beauty described as “a tour de force of dance, music and light.” (DANZ Magazine) 

Maori choreographer Louise Potiki Bryant  and composer/AV designer Paddy Free (Pitch Black) created In Transita thoughtful work which is a vivid reflection of the traces left behind in the Māori ritual of encounter. 

Stephen Shropshire (USA/Holland) created the company’s first international commission in co- production with the Holland Dance Festival. Created in collaboration with composer Chris O’Connor (The Phoenix Foundation), The Geography of an Archipelago sees a trio of dancers exploring the emotions that accompany exile and belonging.

"Lumina revealed a depth of talent in every aspect of the production, with lighting, costumes and production matching the virtuosity of the dance works.” (DANZ Magazine)


Gallagher Playhouse
Friday, 4 May 2018


Isaac Theatre Royal
Thursday, 10 May 2018


Theatre Royal Nelson
Monday, 14 May 2018


Bruce Mason Centre
Wednesday, 23 May 2018
11am & 7pm

Later Event: May 4
Urzila Carlson - Loser