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She was the smell of good mud/she is Lady Grey – Christchurch
July 25 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm NZST$16.72
CLOTHES CLOTHES CLOTHES
MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC
DANCE DANCE DANCE
MAP and Paige Jansen Store present
She was the smell of good mud/she is lady grey.
Join ethical clothing designer Paige Jansen, contemporary choreographer, Julia Harvie, and seven stunning MAP community dancers as they perform a unique new dance work in Jansen’s clothes, accompanied by live music by Rose Cameron, Peter McCall and Jens Moller at CoCA in Christchurch.
Paige Jansen uses environmentally thoughtful materials and resources to create quality handmade garments. Her sustainable practice focuses on burgeoning curiosity and patience. Choreographer, Julia Harvie and composer, Rosa , Peter and Jens have worked with Paige and the dancers to create a beautiful new work that showcases Paige’s design sensibilities.
Lady Grey uses real people in real bodies to break down hierarchy and the objectification of the traditional ‘body beautiful’ so often upheld in dance and fashion. Each dancer will work with their own internal pacing and tempo, there will be no lighting and no seating. There will be no narrative but rather a shared intimacy between the dancers and the audience and a potential for foolishness, fragility and vulnerability. There will be a dispelling of the myth of effortlessness in the execution of movements, against vanity, speed and acceleration. Lady Grey is optimistic and expansive. It is acceptance of the uncoordinated, it is a celebration of the awkward and the honest.
Jansen’s clothes will be available to purchase on the night or at paigejansenstore.com. Food and drinks will be provided while you enjoy an exquisite, immersive multidisciplinary performance.
Choreography: Julia Harvie
Clothing: Paige Jansen
Music: Rosa Cameron, Peter McCall, Jens Moller
Dancers: Jac Coia, Megan Neil, Lizzy Guthrey, Ella Rerekura, Virginia Kennard, Jenny Postles.
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