21 Mar 2015

Playing Favourites with choreographer Eric Languet

From Saturday Morning, 10:06 am on 21 March 2015

Eric Languet was a principal dancer with the Royal New Zealand Ballet from 1988 to 1998, becoming a New Zealand citizen during that time and creating a number of well-received dance works. He then established his own dance company, Dances en l'R, on the French island Reunion, collaborating with artists from the region and dancers with disabilities, and directing the multidisciplinary dance training programme, The Hangar. In November last year, Footnote New Zealand Dance travelled to Reunion as artists in residence at The Hangar to begin a collaboration with Dances en l'R in co-producing Bbeals, a new dance work that begins its journey at Jennifer Beals' character in the 80s film Flashdance. It is now receiving its premiere season around New Zealand, with performances completed in Dunedin and Christchurch, ahead of Auckland (24-25 March), and Wellington (28 March), before returning to Reunion for a season there.