THE STATUS OF BEING 2014 tour: October 16 - 25
Auckland, Tauranga, Hamilton, New Plymouth, Wellington - for ticketing info please visit http://www.footnote.org.nz/...
The Status of Being offers three possibilities as an overview of our world, empowering the audience to choose between them.
The work creates three possibilities for our world in a dance piece presented in three shorter versions. In an effort to question our overall evolution, the pieces are each created to represent the state of our world based upon important events in history, the world today and possibilities for the future.
The audience is directed to choose from the three performances which they think is past, present or future, as well as their favourite section. In a provocative, satirical and layered approach to the fluctuation of our species, The Status of Being aims to find freedom and compassion in the questioning of power and the value of understanding.
Through confrontation and humour, attention is focussed on the power of choice within ourselves over to how we respond to the world, an awakening of decision-making inherent within our own views, and empowering a sense of responsibility for ourselves and our planet. Ultimately, The Status of Being questions an engineered sense of control. After all, how much choice do we really have in our choices?
Choreographer: Alexa Wilson
Dancers: Manu Reynaud, Emma Dellabarca, Lana Phillips, Alexandra Ford, Kosta Bogoievski
Costume and Set Design: Alexa Wilson
Lighting Design and Operation: Amber Molloy
Lighting Consultant: Sean Curham
Music – NZ: Samin Son, Skeptics, Lttle Phnx, Ladi 6
Special thanks to Jeremy Brick for creating this video.