Copper Promises: Hinemihi Haka
Market Hall Performing Arts Centre: 140 Charlotte St, Peterborough
Date: February 19, 2019
Time: 8:00 pm
Curated by Patti Shaughnessy
Q&A immediately following the performance
Artists and Ideas Talk Series:
Monday February 18th, 7pm
Copper Promises: Australian Indigenous Dance
Artist: Victoria Hunt
Location: Bagnani Hall, Traill College, Trent University
Public Energy presents Sydney-based director, dancer, choreographer and image maker Victoria Hunt’s stunning solo show Copper Promises: Hinemihi Haka.
Dance artist Victoria Hunt spent nearly 10 years researching her rich Maori heritage to prepare for Copper Promises. Her beautifully evocative solo explores the cultural and physical journey of Hinemihi – a female ancestor, and the name for a Maori ceremonial house – whose story is seamlessly interwoven with Hunt’s own journey of finding family and reconnecting with her culture. Copper Promises creates distinctive movement and imagery, merging feeling and gesture as they echo across distinctive movement and imagery, merging feeling and gesture as they echo across landscape and through time. Employing stunning lighting and visual effects, and a powerful range of emotional and visceral energy, Copper Promises is both a pilgrimage and a tribute to her ancestry, and utterly unforgettable.