The New Zealand Dance Company proudly takes the stage at WOMAD with the outdoor stage adaptation of Brouhaha; a double bill of contemporary dance spearheaded by pioneers of artistic vision Malia Johnston and Louise Potiki Bryant under the direction of Shona McCullagh
Malia Johnston (World of Wearable Arts Stage Director and Principal Choreographer 2002-2014) and her longstanding creative partner composer Eden Mulholland create a bold, loud and energetic world in which the dancers are explorers and artful unravelers of rawness and refined beauty.
Louise Potiki Bryant (winner of the Arts Foundation Harriet Friedlander Residency 2014) and composer Paddy Free (Pitch Black) create a thoughtful work about transitions in life and death, a vivid reflection of the traces left behind in the Maori ritual of encounter.
Presented at WOMAD at times for any age to enjoy, this daytime programme is presented without projection elements, but is rich with bold and beautiful scores and choreography.
Brouhaha is a rich world of contemporary dance bringing the D back into WOMAD.