Orchids divulges the secrets of feminine magic and lost ritualistic practices, in a spellbinding performance from seven women aged 8yrs to 60yrs – including former Limbs dancer, Marianne Schultz.
The world of Orchids evokes mothers, sisters, witches, sirens, goddesses and other-worldly creatures. Choreographer Sarah Foster-Sproull’s work (Guangdong Modern Dance China, Footnote NZ, Royal NZ Ballet) has been likened to a living Hieronymus Bosch or Caravaggio painting.
Through Orchids, she connects some of NZ’s most reputed artists, including composer Eden Mulholland and designers Andrew Foster (set and dramaturgy), Jennifer Lal (lighting) and Elizabeth Whiting (costumes). Together, they unravel an entrancing mythological realm that demystifies the complex female spirit, bringing women out of darkness and into the light.