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Dance Contemporary Cross-disciplinary
"Hunt's dance is at once organic, suggestive of primordial times, and electrifying. It is as if she is channelling the spirits of her ancestors and the very land they come from." Julia Cotton, The Sydney Morning Herald

NAC Co-presentation

Dance artist Victoria Hunt spent nearly 10 years researching her rich Maori heritage to prepare for Copper Promises. Her beautifully evocative solo explores the cultural and physical journey of Hinemihi – a female ancestor, and the name for a Maori ceremonial house – whose story is seamlessly interwoven with Hunt’s own journey of finding family and reconnecting with her culture. Employing stunning lighting and visual effects, and a powerful range of emotional and visceral energy, Copper Promises is both a pilgrimage and a tribute to her ancestry… and utterly unforgettable.

Did you know: Victoria is a practitioner of Bodyweather: a synthesis of Eastern and Western practice and thought, founded in Japan by legendary butoh dancer Min Tanaka.

This event is part of our Face 2 Face series (Feb 21-23). This year's series features three indigenous contemporary creators, which also includes Jacob Boehme (ILBIJERRI Theatre Company) and Lara Kramer.  

Note: Contains loud sounds.

Victoria Hunt’s tour has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body

Performance is approximately 55 minutes with no intermission.

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Victoria Hunt
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  • Co-Presented With La Nouvelle Scène Gilles Desjardins
  • Video & Lighting Designer Boris Bagattini
  • Lighting Designer & Production Manager Clytie Smith
  • Sound Designer & Composer James Brown
  • With Sound by Horomona Horo, Densil Cabrera, Bob Scott
  • Costume Annemaree Dalziel
  • Installation Design Hedge
  • Kia Whakamanawa Charles Koroneho
  • Movement Consultant Tess de Quincey
  • Auspiced by Performance Space
  • Producer Fenn Gordon – Tandem