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A Figure Exhales




“a sculptural, ceremonial work, with a strong visual aesthetic”
Brigitte Knight, 22 March 2017, Theatreview


Exploding and extrapolating human breath
Brigitte Knight, 22 March 2017, Theatreview


Zahra Killeen-Chance's meditative and stylised A Figure Exhales is a full-length dance work of considerable visual impact.
Brigitte Knight, 22 March 2017, Theatreview


Sound accompaniment by Emi Pogoni uses the breath and voices of 25 people, recorded, morphed, and rearranged. There is plenty of variety in rhythm and mood, and thoughtful contrasts occur between synchronised choreography and steps that occur, dreamlike, irregardless of the soundscape
Brigitte Knight, 22 March 2017, Theatreview


Photos Solomon Mortimer


How can dance performance decenter the modalities of visibility, invisibility, aurality, stillness and motion. A Figure Exhales deconstructs binary readings by playing between what is seen and unseen, heard and unheard. The performance was developed in relationship to the seamlessly knitted costumes designed by Zahra Killeen-Chance.

Choreography Zahra Killeen-Chance
Music Emi Pogoni
PerformersJosie Archer, Lisa Greenfield, Tallulah Holly-Massey, Kosta Bogoievski, and Jessie McCall

Performed
The Basement Theatre, Auckland, 2017

Promotional video: https://vimeo.com/207987972

Video link: https://vimeo.com/239289539
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Review
https://www.theatreview.org.nz/reviews/review.php?id=10069