Emerging from the creative brilliance of choreographer Ross McCormack, The Clearing is a full-length work performed by renowned national dance company, Footnote New Zealand Dance. Taking inspiration from the impact of our carved out spaces, both natural and designed, The Clearing is set within an otherworldly terrain where a faint echo of reality exists. Alluring and perplexing, The Clearing reverberates with a mysterious energy that stirs its occupants to test themselves against the environment and against each other.
Ross McCormack is one of New Zealand’s leading next generation performance makers. His extensive career includes ten years performing with the acclaimed Belgian company Les Ballets C de la B. Throughout this time Ross maintained connections to New Zealand and Australia, choreographing and designing multiple works for companies in both countries and performing internationally with Chunky Move and Lucy Guerin. Ross is a recipient of the prestigious Creative New Zealand Choreographic Fellowship, and a 2017 NZ Arts Foundation Laureate.
Footnote New Zealand Dance:
As New Zealand’s longest running contemporary dance company, Footnote has been at the forefront of contemporary dance in New Zealand for over 30 years. Continually pushing the boundaries of the artform through commissioned works by New Zealand’s most interesting choreographers, Footnote delivers high quality and accessible dance works that delight and challenge audiences across New Zealand. Footnote’s five full-time dancers are highly experienced performers at the top of their game.
Show start: 7:00pm
Show end: 8:00pm
There will be no interval
The Oamaru Opera House TicketDirect box office is open Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm and Saturday 12pm to 1pm. The box office and the Opera House Cafe & Bar is open 1 hour prior to the show commencing and during interval. Please call 03 433 0770 if you require wheelchair seating.