Photo Credit: Pippa Samaya

 

THE KISS INSIDE

A MAJOR NEW WORK FROM DOUGLAS WRIGHT - ONE OF NEW ZEALAND'S
MOST SIGNIFICANT AND VISIONARY ARTISTS.


The Kiss Inside is a kinetic meditation on the search for ecstasy in our human culture. Religion, sex, drugs, extreme physical exertion, sado-masochism and of course dance itself are all explored in this new work by acclaimed New Zealand choreographer and dance laureate Douglas Wright.

The first full-length work since Wright’s acclaimed rapt, The Kiss Inside is a succulent work in the surreal dance language for which Wright has become renowned. In it, Wright digs deeply into the workings of the human psyche and lays bare motive and outcome in startling provocative images and exquisite and sometimes frenzied movement.

With a soundtrack including classical Sufi music, Patti Smith and J.S Bach, the dance will be performed by five dancers – Sarah Jayne Howard, Tara Soh, Luke Hanna, Craig Bary and Simone Lapka.

This is a unique opportunity to experience dance theatre at its most potent, challenging and mysterious.

The Kiss Inside is full of little shocks as if touching a live wire by accident. Contains nudity. Approach with caution.

“explosive, lyrical and distinctively Wright's own” – NZ Herald (rapt)

“an important work in divining and inspiring a New Zealand culture” – National Business Review (rapt)


AUCKLAND:
SKYCITY Theatre | Thursday 16 & Friday 17 April 8pm
Book tickets at Ticketmaster 0800 111 999 www.ticketmaster.co.nz

WANAKA:
Lake Wanaka Centre | Tuesday 21 April 8pm
Book tickets at www.festivalofcolour.co.nz (part of the Festival of Colour)

DUNEDIN:
Regent Theatre | Friday 24 April 8pm
Book tickets at TicketDirect 0800 224 224 www.ticketdirect.co.nz

NELSON:
Theatre Royal | Tuesday 28 April 8pm
Book tickets at TicketDirect 0800 224 224 www.ticketdirect.co.nz

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