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ELLA AND WILL


Choreography by Anita Hutchins
Original musical score composed and performed by Mostyn Cole.

[1hr 45mins]

at Whitireia Performance Centre, 25-27 Vivian Street, Wellington
From 15 Feb 2013 to 19 Feb 2013



Reviewed by:  Lyne PringleAnn Hunt (Dominion Post);

A Gothic Fairytale, A Love Affair, A Magical Experiment...

'Ella & Will' is a dance theatre show choreographed by Anita Hutchins premiering at the Wellington Fringe Festival 2013. 15-19 February 2013 at Whitireia Theatre, 25-27 Vivian Street Wellington. Duration approx. 80mins. It will be an awesome evening of entertainment, I promise :)

ABOUT: 

Dance, text, film, and live music combine to tell this fascinating Gothic Fairytale that is inspired by several 20th century occult novels, including ‘Moonchild' written by occultist Aleister Crowley. 

Anita's brand new work consists of an original story that has been devised over the past six years by herself and her scriptwriter Donna Banicevich Gera. 

“I love stories, and the thought provoking story of ‘Ella & Will' is one that I have been wanting to tell for a long time. With its themes of ritual magic, and Gothic Fairytale style, it is a story very well suited to the medium of dance theatre – it is a lot of fun to choreograph!”

The show is brought to life by a talented and acclaimed cast of dancers. The headlining performers are Anna Flaherty, Will Barling (Auckland) and Tanemahuta Gray. The show's original musical score is composed and performed by Wellington Jazz musician Mostyn Cole. 

Anita is a former international ballet and contemporary dancer who has worked alongside some of the world's most acclaimed dancers and choreographers. Anita has a proven track record of high achievement as a professional dancer, choreographer, dance teacher, adjudicator, and university graduate.

Anita's most well recognised achievement in New Zealand is winning TV3's ‘So You Think You Can Dance' (2006). The last time Anita was involved in the Wellington Fringe Festival (2005) she won the award of ‘Best Dance Piece' for her show ‘Eye Candy'. 

You can buy tickets through Whitireia Theatre via the following linkhttp://www.thetheatre.co.nz/shows-and-events/



Anna Flaherty, Will Barling (Auckland) and Tanemahuta Gray. The show's original musical score is composed and performed by Wellington Jazz musician Mostyn Cole.