27 Sep 2015

Turning film noir into dance noir

From Standing Room Only, 2:25 pm on 27 September 2015

Zahra Killeen-Chance is an award winning choreographer and dancer, whose choreographed work has been produced in Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin and Taipei. Currently Zahra is studying for a masters in Performance and Media at AUT. Her upcoming work The Fallen Mystery, is inspired by 1940s-1950s Film Noir film style, where elements of these films are explored through dance. It started as a 10 minute piece performed at Auckland's Tempo Dance Festival in 2014 and returns to Tempo this year as a full length work. The Fallen Mystery is non-linear and characterised by short tableaus full of imagery. Adding to the show Hermione Johnson will perform live music alongside the dancers.