NZ Music Double Bill: Dances with Aldous

Comissioned by the Tempo Dance Festival, Kissing the Doubt is a line from Aldous Harding’s song Heaven is Empty that serves as a title for my work in NZ Double Bill: Dance with Aldous. Aldous Harding’s music and performances are a surrealistic play of words, characterization and costuming, and my work is inspired by Harding’s capacity to defy narrative logic and create a dynamic of complex resonances.

In Kissing the Doubt a triad of women embody elemental powers. The figures form an assemblage that could be emblematic of both a holy and a profane trinity. The dancers forge pathways in accordance with their own persona and the group persona, while the costumes connote a surreal play of mechanical rigidity and organic flow.

Chorography Zahra Killeen-Chance
Performers  Ariana Hond,  Sarah Knox and Ella-Rose Trew
Music Aldous Harding 
Music compilation Emi Pogoni
Costume in collabotation with Amanda Smith, Rachelle Moore and Textile Design Lab at AUT

Q Theatre, Tempo Dance Festival