Cheese making is an unlikely subject for a dance work but it's the next course in Java Dance Company's artisan series, following shows about bread and wine. The Creamery is inspired by exactly how milk is transformed into cheese. Java's artistic director Sacha Copland started the company when she was just 21. Since then, Java has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe festival and will be heading to China next.
Sacha researched cheese-making here and in France, and she and The Creamery composer Charley Davenport explain to Lynn Freeman what first got them interested in artisan food. The show premieres on July 5 at Wellington's Hannah Playhouse.