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AN UNFORTUNATE WILLINGNESS TO AGREE


Choreographed by Oliver Connew with performers and collaborators, Gareth Okan and Zahra Killeen-Chance. Score by Marika Pratley.

[45mins]

at The Basement, Auckland
From 20 Feb 2013 to 24 Feb 2013



Reviewed by:  Jenny StevensonRaewyn Whyte (NZ Herald);

NZ FRINGE  AWARD WINNER
Salted Singlet presents
AN UNFORTUNATE WILLINGNESS TO AGREE
Choreographed by Oliver Connew

After a ripper, award-winning season (Best in Dance, NZ Fringe Festival 2012) in Wellington at BATS Theatre in early 2012, Salted:Singlet brings An Unfortunate Willingness to Agree north for Auckland audiences during the Auckland Fringe Festival 2013 at the Basement Theatre, 20 – 24 February 2013.

An Unfortunate Willingness to Agree was originally created against a backdrop of global disquiet such as Occupy, Tea Party, the Arab Spring, austerity riots and the Euro crisis. Through use of a live Skype call to a distantly situated family member, a live television news feed, masses of newspaper and a movement vocabulary that swings between aggressive and confrontational to tender and affectionate, the three dancers explore this current global political landscape in relation to their own personal experience as well as their young generation's experience.

It would be a bold move to want to rework a show that has been described as a ‘flawless show of style and substance'. But that is exactly what choreographer, Oliver Connew, will do along with his fellow performers and collaborators, Gareth Okan and Zahra Killeen-Chance. The Unfortunate team will work over three weeks with Marika Pratley's original score, which received an Honorary Mention at the NZ Fringe Awards 2012, and a further year's events and experience to draw from to rework a show that will be totally current and contemporary.

‘This is politically-charged, yet deeply personal dance', says Choreographer Oliver Connew. ‘Committed performances will leave the audience with strong images and ideas to think about.' Ultimately, this work speaks of the dissatisfaction of a young generation and its desire for something much more human and honest.

To stay up to date with An Unfortunate Willingness to Agree and receive insights into the rehearsal process, join the Facebook page (www.facebook.com/An.Unfortunate.Willingness.To.Agree) or visit www.saltedsinglet.com.
Auckland Fringe runs from 15 February to 10 March 2013. 


AN UNFORTUNATE WILLINGNESS TO AGREE plays 20 – 24 February 2013, 5:30pm

Duration: 45min Location: Basement Theatre, Lower Greys Avenue,

Tickets: $18/$15/$12 Bookings: iTicket – 0508 iTicket or www.iticket.co.nz
For more information contact: Oliver Connew