2017 Publications

Writing published in 2017

 November – December

Upcoming – reviews of Contrast (November),  Cirkopolis and Atamira (December)

October

Review of ORCHIDS by Foster Group, Tempo Dance Festival 2017 at Q Theatre. Orchids explores the darker side of femininity. Published in NZ Herald on 15 October 2017. Read the review

Review of NEXT by Identity Dance Company, Tempo Dance Festival 2017 at Q Theatre. What’s next for champion hip-hoppers? Published in NZ Herald 13 October  2017. Read the review.

Review of ONCE by NZ School Dance students and alumni in Tempo Dance Festival 2017 at Q Loft. Testing the mettle of creative contributors. Published in Theatreview 9 October 2017. Read the review

Review of Limbs@40 in Tempo Dance Festival 2017 at Q Theatre. Tempo festival celebrates Limbs@4o    Published in NZ Herald Online on 9 October 2917. Read the review.

Review of NGARO (hidden, out of sight, lost)  by Louise Potiki Bryant at Q Theatre. Rich and revelatory. Published in NZ Herald on 6 October 2017. Read the review.

September

Feature article profiling Louise Potiki Bryant, Jahra Rager Wasasala, and Sarah Foster-Sproull,  three choreographers presenting major new dance works during Tempo Dance Festival 2017. Published 30 September in NZ Herald.  Read the article [please ignore errors introduced by NZ Herald subediting!]

Review of VELVET at Q Theatre – A slick salute to glittering disco era. Published in Theatreview 22 September 2017. Read the review.

Review of OTHER [chinese] developed/directed by Alice Canton at Q Loft.  A rich array of experiences and ideas. Published in Theatreview8 September 2017.  Read the review.

August

Review of Romeo and Juliet by the Royal NZ Ballet at ASB Theatre on 30 August. Panache, precision and passion. Published online in NZ Herald on 1  September. Read the review.

Review of Old Tricks New Dogs by Black Sheep Productions at Basement Studio. Dogging their steps. Published online in NZ Herald 10 August. Read the review

June

Review of Kiss the Sky by NZ Dance Company at the Bruce Mason Centre. Absorbing experiences. Published online in NZ Herald on 30 June. Read the review.

Review of West Side Story at The Civic published online in NZ Herald 24 June. A timeless hit.  Read the review.

Review of Nu’u by Freshmans Dance Crew at Pacific Dance Festival 2017. Dynamic storytelling and polished dancingPublished online in NZ Herald 19 June 2017.  Read the review

Review of Wahine Toa at Pacific Dance Festival 2017. Pressing Pacific issues. Published online in NZ Herald 16 June 2017.  Read the review

Feature article – Dancers get ready to move for Pacific Dance Festival 2017. Published online in NZ Herald on 13 June 2017. Read the article

May

Review of Three by Ekman by Royal NZ Ballet at ASB Waterfront Theatre. Ekman hallmarks features in triple bill. Published 26 May in NZ Herald. Read the review

Feature article – Triple treat for ballet fans Published online 24 May by NZ Herald. Read the article

April

Review of Bugs, Worms and Desire by Jennifer De Leon at Basement Studio. Resilence in question. Published in NZ Herald 27 April – Read the review

Review of MIXTAPE: Six works by Perri Exeter and Joash Fahitua at Corban Estate. A stake in the ground. Published in Theatreview on 21 April. Read the review

Feature article – New light shines on fresh dance styles. Published in NZ Herald on 19 April. Read the article

Review of Tassel Me This at The Basement Theatre. Female friendship in the spotlight. Published in NZ Herald on 11 April. Read the review

Review of The Rebel Pink by Footnote NZ Dance at Q Theatre Loft. Pinkly energising. Published in All My Own Words , 7 April 2017. originally commissioned by NZ Herald.  Read the review

March

Review of Natalia Osipova & Guests at ASB Theatre (Auckland Festival 2017). Osipova explores new ground. Published on 25 March in NZ Herald Online. Read the review

Feature article – The Royal NZ Ballet’s Carmen with L’Arlesienne by Roland Petit being performed for the first time in New Zealand. Published in NZ Herald on 19 March. Read the article.

Review of LOST AT SEA by Catherine Wheels at Q Loft (Auckland Festival 2017). Tale of beachcombing bounty thrills the audience. Published on 17 March in Theatreview. Read the review.

Review of RICE by Cloudgate Dance Theatre at ASB Theatre (Auckland Festival 2017). Absorbing highly polished rice. Published 13 March in NZ Herald Online. Read the review

Review of LA SOIREE at The Spiegeltent (Auckland Festival 2017). Has to be seen to be believed. Published 13 March in NZ Herald Online. Read the review.

Review of 21 MOVEMENTS by Alexa Wilson with Nick Watt photographs at The Basement Theatre  (Auckland Fringe 2017).  Torrid reflections. Published 10 March in NZ Herald Online. Read the review

Review of ONCE THERE WAS A WOMAN by Co.Theatre Physical at  Q Theatre Loft (Auckland Fringe 2017). Recalled, recounted. Published 2 March in Theatreview. Read the review.

Review of CASTLES by House of Sand, Basement Theatre, Auckland  (Auckland Fringe 2017) at Basement Theatre for NZ Herald. Defying normal choreographic logic.  Published 2 March in NZ Herald Online. Read the review

February

Review of INTUITION/MENDES double bill (Aroha’17 Festival) at Mangere Arts Centre. Absorbing new works. Published 25 February in Theatreview. Read the review.

Review of RUSHES by Movement of the Human, Lower NZI, Aotea Centre, Auckland (Auckland Fringe 2017). Live art immersion, the perfect festival event. Published 23 February in NZ Herald Online. Read the review.

Feature article – A Big Rush. Published 19 February in NZ Herald. Read the article.

January:

Review of SWAN LAKE by St Petersburg Ballet Theatre at ASB Theatre, Published 12 January in NZ Herald. Read the review here.

Book Sprints 2017

September – provision of remote copy editing and proofreading services in a Book Sprint for CDLP and USAID in Capetown, South Africa. This was the third Book Sprint in a series with sixteen experts from South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Ivory Coast, USA, UK, and Seychelles gathered to produce a handbook to guide Power Project Procurement.

February  – provision of remote copy editing and proofreading services in a Book Sprint for Oxfam IBIS Ghana in Accra, Ghana. The writing team from IBIS Ghana, ABANTU for Development, West African Civil Society Forum and SOS Sahel co-developed a bilingual (French and English) policy brief to encourage financing of climate adaption through the engagement of the private sector.

Other editing projects

April – August

January – March

  • Copy editing for the book The Cabbage Tree Method by Adam Hyde published by The Coko Foundation. The book can be read online or downloaded here.
  • Managing the Auckland performance events schedule (see blog post) and New Zealand dance events schedule for Theatreview.
  • Editing 48 dance reviews from throughout NZ for publication in Theatreview.
  • Editing Paged Media blog.
  • Providing remote blog services to 3 projects.

 

Advertisements