Victoria Hunt

The Dance Centre Presents Global Dance Connections series

Victoria Hunt
Copper Promises: Hinemihi Haka

Thursday-Saturday January 31-February 2, 2019 | 8pm
Post-show artist talkback February 1
Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St., Vancouver


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 meetinghouse connected with her 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 her 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 

Victoria Hunt Global Dance Connections The Dance Centre

Photo Heidrun Löhr