Five Girls Called Doris
in 3D -- at the Maidment Theatre, 5 to 7 April, 2001
An infusion of projected
images, live rhythm, orchestrated electronic sound and innovative movement,
'Five Girls Called Doris' weaves the expectations and memories of an
ordinary New Zealand woman into an evocative dance story. From birth
to the kitchen, from religious flirtations to the dangerous discovery
of her wild-side, we witness her most talked about adventures and cringe
at her most embarrassing moments.
In 'Five Girls Called
Doris' you will see some of New Zealand's freshest and most talented
female dance artists. The sound score, by Charlotte 90 and ~not has
already generated interest and will be available for purchase at the
Curve's 'Five Girls
Called Doris' will have you giggling your head off, holding your breath
or teetering on the edge of your seat.
Curve is a contemporary
dance collective, with a priority to create innovative dance work for
the new millennium. This group of women have been performing since 1997
and while dancing professionally, also specialise in other mediums.
Curve has developed a reputation for its fresh perspective on contemporary
dance and has a commitment to create original works that are accessible
to the general public.
CURVE performs with
the support of Creative New Zealand.
CURVE is an all-female
contemporary dance collective with an urge to share moving perspectives.
Based in Auckland,
CURVE dancers are professional women working together to create works
for the new millennium. After training in dance and other areas, CURVE
members quickly discovered the lack of opportunities for female dancers
outside the ballet, cheer leading and musicals mainstream. Choosing
to be empowered rather than depressed by this reality, CURVE presented
their debut season in September 1997.
CURVE was founded
by dancer/choreographer Karen Barbour and is dedicated to the advancement
of creative women in the art of contemporary dance.
CURVE is described
"...impressive maturity and cohesion as well as talent..." NZ Herald
"...the best of what is coming from young dancers today..." DanceNet
" Interesting, evocative work- can't wait to see more" Shona McCullagh
- May 99
Curve's 1999 programme
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