Note: Working to reschedule
*Auckland Arts Festival/Te Ahurei Toi o Tāmaki (AAF) is sadly unable to open this Thursday 4 March as planned, due to Auckland being at Alert Level 3. We are working hard to hopefully reschedule much of the activity from the first part of our programme including The Air Between Us / A Figure Exhales. We will inform you of the new date and time as soon as details are confirmed. The full list for 4-7 March updates can be found here: www.aaf.co.nz/about/news/aaf-2021-covid-19-response*
Award-winning disabled artist Rodney Bell and critically acclaimed choreographer Chloe Loftus present a captivating outdoor aerial dance event performed mid-air between trees.
The Air Between Us is a dance work between two bodies in space, in perfect equilibrium, crossing boundaries of culture, creativity and play. Arriving at this place from diverse backgrounds and experiences, Chloe and Rodney – who performs in his wheelchair – explore our innate capacity to exist in symbiotic harmony. Like solar systems circling around each other, magnetically pulled by each other’s energy, their partnership celebrates equality and connection.
Meditative and stylised, A Figure Exhales is a site-specific outdoor performance with considerable visual impact by performance artist and choreographer Zahra Killeen-Chance.
The figures of these surreal performances appear to be both real and ghostly. Sheathed in beautiful, seamless knit shrouds that enable them to become liminal figures that are simultaneously seen and unseen, Killeen-Chance’s performers allow the audience to experience something of the ambiguous space between every day and the otherworldly.
A Figure Exhales will be presented as part of a double-bill with The Air Between Us.