Verge

Verge, by New Zealand's Shona McCullagh, has a strong sense of place. Set to John Ritchie's sparkling Aquarius Suite No 2 for String Quartet, Verge is inspired by New Zealand's South Island landscape. Playful, youthful and exuberant; the movement style is a hybrid of ballet and contemporary dance.

The work features both high-energy solos and group work, and a slow central duet. Auckland-based theatre designer Elizabeth Whiting is responsible for the work's costumes. With a nod to the work's title, gossamer fabrics are coloured the green of new shoots. "Verge the work of Auckland choreographer Shona McCullagh, was a delightful example of the audience instantly recognising a New Zealand voice in the highly articulate and beautifully crafted movement of the dance" - The Dominion Post

Credits

Seasons:  2005

Choreography: Shona McCullagh

Costume Design: Elizabeth Whiting

Lighting Design: Jason Morphett

Music: Aquarius: Suite No. 2 for String Orchestra John Ritchie

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