Presented by: Christchurch Arts Festival
Get set for this highly anticipated world premiere from one of Aotearoa's most groundbreaking artists and the New Zealand arts company renowned for pushing the boundaries of movement and design.
This transfixing new work is inspired by the energy and impact of natural clearings — those carved out spaces we go seeking ritual, retreat, abandon and meaning. The Clearing will showcase several of New Zealand's most talented contemporary dancers, and feature a set containing sparse, uneven terrain, and sculptural sound-making devices.
This powerful piece is designed and directed by choreographer Ross McCormack. Since returning to Aotearoa after ten years performing abroad, McCormack has directed several highly-acclaimed works, gained Creative New Zealand's prestigious Choreographic Fellowship, and became a 2017 NZ Arts Foundation Laureate.
If you're after fresh, visionary performance that packs a visceral punch, this groundbreaking world premiere should be right at the top of your list!