LOOK by Whaingaroa Youth Movement

This year’s project, LOOK, is Whaingaroa Youth Movement’s 14th annual dance production.

LOOK is our virtual world; re-mixed and taken back to 4D – reality.  We bring to life Emoji, Angry Birds and take you on an epic binge of Netflix, Facebook, Gaming and Instagram.

Lets press RESET together and return to our default setting. (#savemankind #turnitoff #dance #squareeyes #cantstop #obsessed #addicted #deviceitis)

This group of 65 local youth aged between 6-18 years have been creating dances about social media, gaming, our relationship to our devices and how that is affecting the way we relate to one another.

Indya Gibbs, a recent Whitireia Performing Arts graduate and ex Whaingaroa Youth Movement dancer, has returned to assist and choreograph a dance with our oldest group –some of who are graduating from WYM after 14 years of dancing with the group.

Si Willisson has designed a set that promises to transform the Raglan Town Hall into a virtual world for all of our characters to step onto the stage and bring the ideas to life.

“This work has been one of our most exciting and complex projects.  We have had to develop the narrative from scratch and work together to best present our stories and experiences of social media, technology and gaming through dance.”

Let’s go to a place … where the only limit is your imagination.

Let’s go wherever you want to go, build anything you want.

No one can tell you what you can or cannot do.

With no rules to follow, this adventure is up to you. (#whaingaroayouthmovement)

We are about being together; to dance, create and explore ideas collectively.  We strive to connect personally to movement, placing value on process and creative self-expression.  Our performance work is about who we are, where we live and how we see the world.

Whaingaroa Youth Movement presents: LOOK … a children’s community dance theatre project

Where: Raglan Town Hall

When: December 10 & 11

Time: Saturday, 1pm & 7pm
           Sunday, 1pm

Door sales only (cash): adults $8 kids $5

Kindly supported by: Waikato District Creative Communities NZ funding scheme.