A NEW DANCE WORK CELEBRATING KIWI INGENUITY AND THE RESOURCEFULNESS OF THE KIWI BLOKE IN RURAL NEW ZEALAND
The term No.8 Wire is a kiwi catch phrase originating from New Zealand’s farmlands where in urban legend farmers could fix anything with a piece of number 8 gauge wire. The saying has lodged itself in our vocabulary and has become synonymous with kiwi ingenuity and the kiwi bloke’s resourcefulness and inventiveness with whatever he has lying around. In No.8 Wire, Okareka Dance Company has created a dynamic work that celebrates our rural countryside. Farming lifestyle, rugged terrain and ingenious inventions inspire a movement vocabulary performed to a variety of string instruments. Harp, violin and cello compliment the parallels of the No.8 Wire as the rugged movements of the dancer move through an innovative design of space, choreography and sound.
No.8 Wire is Okareka Dance Company’s most recent work and is currently in the development and rehearsal process. World Premiere of No.8 Wire coming 2017.