Stephanie Lake - If Never Was Now
Stephanie Lake is a multi award-winning Australian choreographer, dancer and director of Stephanie Lake Company. Her major works have been presented by Melbourne International Arts Festival, Sydney Opera House, Theatre National de Chaillot (Paris), Theater im Pfalzbau (Germany), and Hong Kong Arts Festival, among others. She collaborates across theatre, film and TV, visual art and music video and has directed several large-scale public works involving over 1000 participants. Two of her most recent projects include work on a Tom Waits/William Burroughs 'cult musical' The Black Rider, as well as working as a 'movement consultant' on the documentary Guilty, about Australian Myuran Sukumaran - one of the Bali Nine who was convicted of drug smuggling and executed in Indonesia. Lake is in Auckland as one of three international choreographers working on the New Zealand Dance Company's new season, 'Kiss the Sky' which opens at the end of June. She will present 'If Never Was Now', described by Australian critics as "eccentric and whimsical with a playful, riotous edge".