Java Dance Company (NEW ZEALAND)
We create a magical, dangerous and ancient story when we tend to the vines, crush the grapes, and ferment the juice.
The Wine Project invites you into a world of flavours and aromas, of ritual and revelry: bright berry fruit gently framed by autumnal, forest-floor notes with hints of chocolate, coffee and spice.
Following a sell-out season in Edinburgh and the New Zealand Festival scene, Java Dance Company captures audiences with dance theatre that clambers into your senses.
Sacha Copland began fermenting this new work in a French vineyard and now invites you to taste it, with live music by Tristan Carter and Charley Davenport.
"Captivating" THEATRE REVIEW, TAURAUNGA
"This performance has the IT factor" THEATRE REVIEW, NELSON
"Layers of history and old cultures are abundant" THEATRE REVIEW, HAWKES BAY
"It was contagious" AUDIENCE MEMBER, FESTIVAL OF COLOUR, WANAKA
"Best show I have seen in years in the UK and NZ" AUDIENCE MEMBER, FESTIVAL OF COLOUR, WANAKA
Holders of The Wine Project tickets are invited to a pre-show wine tasting with Angus Thompson from Urlar from 5 to 5.30pm. You need to register via Eventfinda for this.
Please note: the show has tasteful, full female nudity at the very beginning of the performance. Our Festival Director saw the work two years ago and it has since been developed.