Get set for this highly anticipated world premiere season from one of Aotearoa's most groundbreaking artists, and the New Zealand arts company renowned for pushing the boundaries of movement and design.
This transfixing new work is inspired by the energy and impact of natural clearings — those carved out spaces we go seeking ritual, retreat, abandon and meaning. The Clearing will showcase several of New Zealand's most talented contemporary dancers, and feature a set containing sparse, uneven terrain, and sculptural sound-making devices.
This powerful piece is designed and directed by choreographer Ross McCormack. Since returning to Aotearoa after ten years performing abroad, McCormack has directed several highly-acclaimed works, gained Creative New Zealand's prestigious Choreographic Fellowship, and became a 2017 NZ Arts Foundation Laureate.
If you're after a fresh, visionary performance that packs a visceral punch, this groundbreaking world premiere should be right at the top of your list!
Warning: this performance contains smoke, haze and references to hunting. Parental supervision advised for children under 13 years.
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The James Hay Theatre is a sophisticated theatre featuring a proscenium arch and comfortable tiered seating made up of an upper and lower gallery. It has a functional fly rig system making it a flexible venue for productions and presentations that need a quick change of scene for creative impact. It is ideal for live theatre, opera, ballet, seminars and conference plenary sessions. A signatory event is the popular themed dinners held on the theatre stage.
Christchurch Town Hall
Address: 86 Kilmore St,
All three levels of the Theatre are accessible via an elevator, which is situated inside the main entrance foyer adjacent to bar area.
Bariatric seating options are also available on the Stalls level only and upon request in advance of booking.
The theatre is equipped with a hearing loop system on each level of the auditorium.
Wheelchair seating is available in the Stalls (four seats – in rows S and T, two each side) and Dress Circle(two seats – one either side in row H ).
There are also a further four specially modified ADA seats in the Stalls (two on each aisle of rows I and M), where the arm rest of the seat opens so a person can move easily from their wheelchair.The theatre is equipped with a hearing loop system on each level of the auditorium.
Accessible toilet and washroom facilities are located on each level of the theatre, two in the Stalls foyer area, one in the Dress Circle foyer and two in the Grand Circle foyer.