Victoria Hunt

The Dance Centre presents the Global Dance Connections series



Thursday-Saturday January 31-February 2, 2019 at 8pm
Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St, Vancouver

Post show talkback February 1


Australian dance artist Victoria Hunt’s spellbinding solo Copper Promises embodies the cultural and physical journey of Hinemihi – a female ancestor, but also a ceremonial meeting house connected with their own Maori cultural heritage: a carved ancestral house which was ‘acquired’ and transported to Britain after a devastating volcanic eruption in 1886. Hunt’s mesmerizing stage presence and potent physicality, combined with stunning lighting, sound and visual effects, generate a work of fierce energy and emotional power. Hinemihi’s story is interwoven with their own, tracing themes of reconnecting with family and culture, and learning from the land. Copper Promises creates a world of rupture, foreboding, resilience, and catharsis.

Duration: 55 minutes
This performance includes loud sounds and moments of intense lighting effects

Presented with:



Choreographer/Director & Dancer Victoria Hunt
Video & Lighting Designer Boris Bagattini
Lighting Designer & Production Manager Clytie Smith
Sound Designer & Composer James Brown
With Sound by Horomona Horo, Densil Cabrera, Bob Scott
Costume Annemaree Dalziel
Installation Design Hedge
Kia Whakamanawa Charles Koroneho
Body Weather Consultant Tess de Quincey
Producer Fenn Gordon for Tandem
Auspiced by Performance Space

Supported by the Australian government through Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body; auspiced by Performance Space. Originally produced with funding support from the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body; NSW Government through Arts NSW, Critical Path and Performance Space. Developed with assistance from: Performance Space; Department of Performance Studies (University of Sydney); Creative Practice Lab(UNSW); Queen Street Studio; Artful Management and Ausdance NSW; Fiona Winning (Original Dramaturg & Producer).

Global Dance Connections Contemporary dance series 2018-2019

November 6-8 WArd/waRD-Ann Van den Broek
January 21-22, 28-29 Company 605
January 24-26 Liu Kuan-Hsiang 
January 31-February 2 Victoria Hunt
April 4-6 Simon Mayer
May 23-25 Davida Monk

Photo by Heidrun Löhr