Event Virtuosi
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Venue Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Umbrella Event Auckland Festival of Art
First Date March 2013
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description Screening “In experiencing this doco, you will fall in love, you will shed a tear. You will consider what home means…delicate, powerful, beautifully shot and edited.” Theatreview NZ Created by award-winning choreographer and filmmaker Sue Healey with music by New Zealand jazz legend Mike Nock, Virtuosi is a feature length documentary about the drive to be an artist and the special nature of virtuosity in dance. Through exhilarating dance and stories from the heart, Virtuosi reveals intimate and astounding portraits of eight New Zealand dance artists. Destined for greatness, these artists all left their homeland in their youth to pursue careers around the world. They have each achieved remarkable things in the world of contemporary dance and through this film, audiences have the rare chance to witness their artistry as they reflect on their careers. Virtuosi weaves ideas and dances across many cities and cultures – Berlin, London, New York, Sydney, Melbourne, Townsville, Brussels – revealing fascinating dance lineages and creative insights. It is the nature of embodied knowledge of dance that drives this film. What is its unique-ness? What is its power? Why dance? Virtuosi exists as a 76 minute single screen documentary and a 3 channel installation for gallery spaces.
Description Source Website
Primary Genre Dance
Secondary Genre Film
Name Function Notes
Sue Healey Choreographer
Judd Overton Cinematographer
Mike Nock Composer
Mark Baldwin Dancer
Craig Bary Dancer
Lisa Densem Dancer
Raewyn Hill Dancer
Sarah-Jayne Howard Dancer
Ross McCormack Dancer
Jeremy Nelson Dancer
Claire O'Neill Dancer
Lindi Harrison Editor
Viv Rosman Producer
Text Nationality Australia
Event Identifier 109394