5 Jun 2022

Ad Parnassum - Purapurawhetu dance film series

From Standing Room Only, 2:49 pm on 5 June 2022


Ad Parnassum

Ad Parnassum Photo: Supplied

A blend of Pacific and Mediterranean of ancient and right now, is promised in a new dance film series shot by Daniel Belton and scored by Dame Gillian Whitehead.

The work's called Ad Parnassum - Purapurawhetū and it's having a Matariki premiere in Otautahi/Christchurch.

Gillian's score is played by the NZ String Quartet and Al Fraser on taonga pūoro.

As Daniel explains, the music, choreography and the film visuals are inspired by Paul Klee's  painting "Ad Parnassum".

Ad Parnassum, Paul Klee 1932

Ad Parnassum, Paul Klee 1932 Photo: