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 who 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 will witness their artistry as they reflect on their careers.
Virtuosi weaves ideas and dances across many cities and cultures – Berlin, Brussels, London, Melbourne, New York, Sydney, Townsville – to reveal fascinating dance lineages and creative insights.
It is the nature of the embodied knowledge of dance that drives this film. What is its uniqueness? What is its power? Why dance?
Artists featured include Mark Baldwin, Craig Bary, Lisa Densem, Raewyn Hill, Sarah-Jayne Howard, Jeremy Nelson, Ross McCormack and Claire O’Neil.
There will be an artist dialogue with Sue Healey after the film screening.
Venue: The Arts House, Screening Room
When: 23 Nov 2016, 8pm
By: The Arts House