THIS FRAGILE PLANET
THE NEW ZEALAND DANCE COMPANY AND THE CONCH
Developed in partnership with Auckland Live.
A journey of hope through the power of regeneration.
Inspired by the delicacy of our ecosystems, our effect on mother earth, and the beauty of art and nature intertwining, This Fragile Planet explores the strength of inter-generational democracy and the power of regeneration across the natural world.
In this dance theatre work of “artivism”, created by a collaboration between The New Zealand Dance Company (Artistic Director Shona McCullagh) and The Conch (Directors Tom McCrory and Nina Nawalowalo) with choreography by Ross McCormack, a cast of Aotearoa’s finest dancers, actors and singers embody the cycles of life on this earth through a montage of shared humanity and its endless ability to persevere through trial and tribulation.
Audiences are guided into this perpetual journey rooted in imagination, wonder, and love, and walk back into the present day with a renewed spirit of empowerment and connection, knowing we are our ancestor’s wildest dreams.
Photo credit: John McDermott and Caroline Power Photography