Homegrown: Dance

Year: 2002
Country: New Zealand
Running time: 66 mins
A celebration of classy collaborations between choreographers, dancers and directors in dramatic, experimental and documentary films.



Fly
New Zealand
2001
Director/Screenplay/Choreographer: Shona McCullagh
Producer: Margaret Slater


Movingly evocative in its representation of signs – the language of the deaf, the language of dance – this exquisite performance soars.



Canopy
New Zealand
2002
Director/Choreographer: Mary Jane O’Reilly
Director: Michelle Brady
7 mins


Drawn from the retrospective Limbs’ stage performance Poi, an elegant exploration of primeval Aotearoa New Zealand. Music by Jack Body.



The Schminke Box
New Zealand
2002
Director: Halina Ogownowska
9 mins


82-year-old Shona Dunlop MacTavish coaxes energetic performances from her eager charges at the Dunedin Dance Theatre.



Wireless
New Zealand
2002
Director/Choreography: Daniel Belton
Good Company
14 mins


From vaudevillian courtship to the pleasures of companionship in old age, a couple dance through six decades of a relationship.



G1
New Zealand
2002
Director: Naomi Lamb
22 mins


This documentary captures the music, colour and magic of the gathering.