Technology, music and dance meet at Tempo Dance Festival

Half | Life is an intriguing multidisciplinary work by Lo|Co Arts – an acclaimed ensemble of mixed-gender artists working to create engaging contemporary experiences born out of a response to the digital age, presented at the Q Theater tonight and tomorrow night in as part of the Tempo Dance Festival.

The unique performance incorporates revolutionary MiMU music technology – the world’s most advanced portable technology for music. This advanced technology has never been performed in Aotearoa and has never been performed in the world with a group of dancers like this before.

Half | Life is a contemporary piece, directed and choreographed by internationally renowned Loughlan Prior, a graduate of the Royal New Zealand School of Dance and now a soloist with the Royal New Zealand Ballet. With music composed and performed by award-winning Claire Cowan, experienced and current orchestrator and symphonic writer APRA Silver Scroll Awards | Finalist of Kaitito Kaiaka, with composer/sound engineer Tom Dennison.

With an exceptional company of dance artists (Laura Saxon Jones, Kirby Selchow, Kit Reilly, Tabitha Dombroski and Björn Åslund).

“On stage you are going to see something really special, something very athletic and a fabulous cast of dancers, hand selected from all over Aotearoa. They are truly beautiful and I am so proud to work with such talented performers” , said Prior.

Half | Life is the debut of Lo|Co Arts, the new collective created by Prior and Cowan, presented at Tempo Dance Festival: Te Rerenga o Tere at Q Theater in Tāmaki Makaurau on September 28 and 29, 2022.

About Tempo Dance Festival

For 22 years, the Tempo Dance Festival has presented inspiring dance art at Tāmaki Makaurau to reflect the rich cultural vibrancy of our country. Tempo brings transformational dance experiences to diverse audiences and communities of all ages.

With an array of events at the Q Theatre, from September 28 to October 8, 2022

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