East Meets West Show
Sat 09 Feb 2019, 07:00 pm
Sat 09 Feb 2019, 09:00 pm
TSB Bank Arena
Gold Coin Event, Cultural Ethnic, Festivals, Performing Arts
A RICH CULTURAL EXPERIENCE SET IN A LOCAL CONTEXT
Through the universal language of performing arts, local and international artists share the stage to draw strength from cultural exchange and collaboration and provide an enriching experience for audiences that builds understanding and appreciation of both eastern and western cultures.
The opening features performances from; dancers from Wellington's illustrious Tarrant Dance Studios (West) and the WCSCC Dragon Dance Group (West).
PART 1 / WEST
Footnote New Zealand Dance presents Elliptical Fictions: Zahra Killeen-Chance creates a mesmerising world in Elliptical Fictions, with projected imagery by legendary New Zealand artist Richard Killeen. The movement and philosophy of the work are influenced by the teachings of Tai Chi, drawn from research during a three-month residency in Taipei in 2017 under Tai Chi Master George Lin.
Daniel Belton & Good Company Arts present OneOne (Short film):Featuring dancer Janessa Dufty (Fillipino-Australian/NZ descent) and Chinese/Ngai Tahu artist Simon Kaan, OneOne is a haunting sensory experience that dialogues with the land and the indigenous people of Aotearoa, inviting audiences into a kaleidoscopic journey of human gesture – exploring space and topography.
Touch Compass Dance Company with Yung Chen (Visual artist): An on stage interactive performance between visual artist, Yung Chen, and dancer, Julie Van Renen. Working together to create a unique performance piece that combines Yung's ability to express his feelings and emotions through his work with his passion for performance. The result is an interdisciplinary story that shows the world through Yung’s lens as he creates a piece of art that is interpreted through Julie’s movement.
The Company NZ (Hip Hop Lion Dance): Inspired by Sam Rawlings, exhibition, Crouching Kiwi, Hidden Taniwha, this performance brings together two popular forms of eastern (Lion) and western (hip hop) dance, to represent the diversity of race, culture, or background of Gen Y in Aotearoa.
PART 2 / EAST
Jinan Acrobatic Troupe: Performances by this group of international performing artists brought to Wellington by the China Culture Centre of New Zealand to headline the Festival programme combine Beijing Opera, martial arts and contemporary dance with traditional acrobatics to provide a unique combination of classical and contemporary performing arts.
The evening will end in a moving performance by an instrumentalist and vocalist performing Jasmine Flower (TBC)
The Chinese New Year Fireworks will follow the East Meets West show at 9:30pm on Wellington's waterfront.