â€śItâ€™s about our relationships to each other, in a totally non-heteronormative way. Itâ€™s about every kind of relationship.â€ť
Freshly graduated from Unitec, Caitlin, says she and fellow choreographer Lydia were invited out for a drink by a friend who was working at the Basement when they realised they were being ambushed. The casual drink was really a way to tell them they needed to make a dance show at the venue. â€śWe had just finished uni and wanted to start our new graduate life with a bang and get to explore all the things we have been thinking about forever,â€ť she says.
â€śThis is the first show we have made outside of uni so it feels wildly experimental to us.â€ť
This is very much a family affair, â€śWe all just graduated from Unitecâ€™s Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts,â€ť says Caitlin â€śThe dancers majoring in Contemporary Dance and our lighting designer majoring in Production Design and Management. Weâ€™re from a variety of places and backgrounds, England, South Africa, Australia and all different kinds of dance but found our home in contemporary dance.â€ť
So what should you expect from the show? â€śSome pretty sweet dance moves, killer lighting and spatial design, and a bit of string action. Experience how we fit around each other in the world that we make.â€ť
The Basement Theatre, Auckland