Perth’s Co3 to Perform Douglas Wright’s Gloria

In September, Perth’s contemporary dance company Co3, will bring the late New Zealand choreographer Douglas Wright’s “much hallowed work” Gloria “back to life”, Dance Australia editor Karen van Ulzen writes.

“Wright was a uniquely gifted artist. He was not only a superb dancer and gifted choreographer, he also drew like Cocteau and wrote like an angel. If he had not been born in New Zealand, so far away from the (so-called) centres of contemporary dance, he might have been world famous,” van Ulzen writes.

“He created about 30 dances for his own Douglas Wright Dance Company, established in 1989, which was the birthing ground for many of New Zealand’s current dance artists.

“One of those in the company was compatriot Raewyn Hill, 50, who is now the artistic director of Co3 in Perth and herself a respected director and choreographer. Her next project for Co3 is the revival of one of Wright’s most sacred (in both respects of the word) creations – Gloria.”

Wright died in Auckland in 2018. He was 62.

Original article by Dance Australia, August 17, 2022.


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