Be at the intersection of contemporary light, sound and movement.

Following sold out seasons and standing ovations at every show in Germany and at the prestigious Holland Dance Festival and a North Island Tour, The New Zealand Dance Company proudly takes the stage at Splore with Lumina; a double bill of contemporary dance spearheaded by pioneers of artistic vision.

Artistic Director Shona McCullagh tasked the dynamic creative teams with creating a world where light was the connective force of the programme. Featuring some of NZ’s finest choreographers, composers and designers, Lumina is a rich world “presenting a veritable explosion of fantastically illuminated spaces, images and superbly performed contemporary dance.” (NZ Herald)

Malia Johnston (World of Wearable Arts Stage Director and Principal Choreographer 2002-2014) and her long standing creative partners composer Eden Mulholland and AV Designer Rowan Pierce create Brouhaha; a bold, loud and energetic world in which the dancers are explorers and artful unravelers of rawness and refined beauty. ”A tour de force of dance, music and light.” (DANZ Magazine)

Louise Potiki Bryant (winner of the Harriet Friedlander Residency 2014) and composer/AV designer Paddy Free (Pitch Black) create In Transit; a thoughtful work which is a vivid reflection of the traces left behind in the Maori ritual of encounter.


The Adventures of Xin is NZDC’s fabulous, fun, family show for all ages.

Xin is unique. Xin doesn’t give up. Xin is happy.
Be like Xin and you will be happy too.

This dance comedy gives us a slice of Xin’s impressive life, with an undercurrent that celebrates success, individuality and happiness.

The Adventures of Xin is NZDC’s programme specifically designed for family
and youth audiences, touching on child-friendly themes and woven with a lot of humour. It’s huge fun and features The Adventures of Xin by Asheigh Perrett : a linking work that is very funny. 

The New Zealand Dance Company is reframing the stage. Be there with us.