23 Jun 2020
We are proud to launch the next phase of Art of Dance, inviting dancers into The Govett-Brewster, to respond to current exhibitions, with a brilliant performance by internationally renowned dance artist Cameron McMillan, who performed alongside Len Lye's 'Sky Snakes', 2019.
The Art of Dance project launched in late May, with an open call for entrants of all ages and dancing abilities to create dance videos inspired by artworks from the Gallery’s collection.
We’re thrilled with the response so far, so it’s with huge thanks to those that submitted, including the talent featured in our launch video; movement therapies teacher Sarsha Hope and NZ School of Dance graduates Neve Pierce and Sophie Gargan, who were all inspired by Len Lye's Trilogy (A Flip and Two Twisters). Read more in our previous blog post.
Art of Dance II – in the Gallery
For the next phase, we’re inviting dancers to come into the gallery spaces, to create dance videos in response to current exhibitions.
To launch the project, take a look at this performance created by New Plymouth-born Cameron McMillan, who visited the Gallery just after we re-opened, to film directly with Len Lye’s Sky Snakes.
A London-based dance artist and movement director, Cameron trained at the Australian Ballet School and has been a leading dancer for companies such as Rambert Dance Company, Sadler’s Wells, The Royal New Zealand Ballet, and Sydney Dance Company.
Look out as we bring more updates on the project, including a big screen event to showcase all the submitted dance videos, at the Gallery.
Find out more about how you can take part in the next phase on our Art of Dance II event page.