The New Zealand Dance Company Presented by arrangement with Arts Projects Australia with support from Creative New Zealand's Touring Australia Initiative


In a first for GPAC, we welcome The New Zealand Dance Company and the Geelong West Brass Band with a new work that brings to life the world of the band rotunda as an iconic symbol of community.

Rotunda is inspired by war stories, with the work honouring the themes of loyalty, courage and loss. It is a world where the strength and beauty of powerful live brass collides with that of these extraordinary dancers. And it celebrates the contributions made by brass bands to the soldiers, their families and communities.

Rotunda marks the 2014 – 2018 centenary of New Zealand and Australia’s involvement in the First World War. The production, created in collaboration with singer, songwriter and composer Don McGlashan (An Angel at My Table), draws from the indomitable spirit

of these ANZAC men, and the women who set about running the country with aching hearts and dread that their men might not return.

Artistic Director: Shona McCullagh
Created in collaboration with dancers: Tupua Tigafua, Carl Tolentino, Gareth Okan, Katie Rudd,
Lucy Lynch, Chrissy Kokiri, Hannah Tasker Poland

Apprentice dancer: Chris Ofanoa Lighting Designer: Paul O’Brien Set Designer: Joe Bleakley Costume Designer: Jane Holland Musical Director: Don McGlashan Conductor: Marc Taddei

Genre: Modern Dance & Brass Band Music
Duration: 85 minutes, no interval
Warnings: Smoke, haze, strong themes and strobe lighting. Parental guidance recommended for young audience members due to war themes.


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The Playhouse
Geelong Performing Arts Centre,
50 Little Malop St, Geelong


Thu, 21 May 2015 08:00 PM 21 May 08:00PM Ended
Fri, 22 May 2015 08:00 PM 22 May 08:00PM Ended
Sat, 23 May 2015 01:00 PM 23 May 01:00PM Ended

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