Hands Like Wings

Lemi Ponifasio’s 29 work Birds with Skymirrors, which was performed by his company MAU at this year’s Edinburgh Festival in Scotland, is awarded four stars by Guardian reviewer Alice Bain. “With Skymirrors, [Ponifasio] fills an (interval-free) hour and a half with rippling torsos, hands that beat like wings, and feet that somehow glide bodies around the stage. The images created in this work are physically extraordinary and imaginatively charged, embracing a global view of the world and our place in it. Birds with Skymirrors — a multi-layered work that focuses on the subject of oceanic pollution and climate change — is like catching a field of sunflowers in the act of turning towards the sun.”


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Designer Kristian Fredrikson a Force of the Stage

Designer Kristian Fredrikson a Force of the Stage

Wellington-born stage and costume designer Kristian Fredrikson is celebrated in a new book by renowned Melbourne dance writer, curator and historian Michelle Potter. Fredrikson, who was born in 1940, took art classes…