The Sun Sets Beneath the Ocean is a return to the earth. Roused by the power of nature, Zahra Killeen-Chance surveys her somatic connection to the elements of earth (driftwood), water (shell) and air (pumice). The found objects are dislodged from their natural habitat and placed into a performative space. In this way the performance becomes a refraction of her experience of the forces of nature and sits at the intersection between the elemental power of our natural environment and the socio-cultural power of our man-made environment.
Sunday 26 February, 14:30 Main Stage
Zahra Killeen-Chance is a Distinguished Graduate of the New Zealand School of Dance. She has produced and choreographed works throughout New Zealand and Asia Pacific including China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taipei and Rarotonga. She has been commissioned to make works for Tempo Dance Festival and Footnote New Zealand Dance. Zahra has choreographed performances, performed and exhibited at public and private galleries throughout New Zealand including the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, St Paul Street Gallery, Artspace, McLeavey Gallery, Bowerbank Ninow and Sarjeant Gallery. She has undertaken several residencies including Artspace NZ (2014), MAP Research Series (2015), Asia NZ Foundation at Taipei Artist Village (2017) and Tylee Cottage Residency (2021).