12 Aug 2018

Daughter and father collaborate on a dance work

From Standing Room Only, 2:50 pm on 12 August 2018

Zahra Killeen-Chance wanted the perfect backdrop for her new dance work, Elliptical Fictions, that's part of the next Footnote Dance company national tour. So she approached her father Richard Killeen, one of our most distinctive artists best known for using digital images to generate his work. It was almost a case of being careful what you ask for, after Richard collected so many images for Zahra to choose from. While admirers and supporters of each other's work, this way of working together is something new for the father and daughter creatives, as they tell Lynn Freeman. Elliptical Fictions is part of Footnote Dance Company's touring show Balancing point. It premieres at Te Whaea, National Dance and Drama Centre in Wellington on the 16th of August before heading to Christchurch and Auckland.