Shake Alive 2016

Shakespeare Globe Centre New Zealand is leaping into 2019 with another new programme –

SGCNZ Dance Nimble Soles

In association with Dance Aotearoa New Zealand (DANZ) and NZ Dance Week, SGCNZ is offering all and any aspiring choreographers the opportunity to choreograph a dance item inspired by a Shakespeare play or characters. The piece may be up to 3 minutes long, for between 2 and 25 dancers of any age. The works will all be performed – in an evening show at the Hannah Playhouse in Wellington on International Dance Day (Monday 29 April) at 7:30pm, with potential for an afternoon session if there is demand. Audience admission is by koha.

Music must be original, out of copyright or from the APRA/Creative Commons/Free Music Archives.
If this is flouted, the Group Manager/Coordinator will be responsible for any fines or outcomes.

Lighting will be general wash with no or minimal set – 2 minute set up and strike.

Spoken words may be incorporated, but it is first and foremost, a dance work. Technical specifications for the Hannah Playhouse stage.

Write 50-60 words suitable for the programme to describe how your item was inspired by and reflects the specific Shakespeare play and/or characters you have chosen.

This is not a competition. Two or three items may be chosen to be performed in SGCNZ’s National University of Otago Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival Showcase on 2 June at the Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington.

Entry $10 per person.The Criteria and Registration form is available here and on the DANZ website

Registrations close 2 April.