Once Upon a Dance

Once Upon a Dance

Two Crows Feet dancers, Jan Bolwell and Mona Williams tell the story of their dancing lives in a new work, Once Upon a Dance.

Mona is from Guyana and as well as being a dancer, she is a professional story teller. She has lived in New Zealand since the 1970s.

Crows Feet director, Jan Bolwell states: “I thought it would be interesting to bring together two mature dancers who grow up in very different cultures. We begin in our childhoods and then trace our dancing lives through different dance styles and countries until we come together in New Zealand, both working as educators. In the piece we dance each others dances, sing, tell stories and ultimately have a lot of fun.”

After a successful launch of our new show at the Globe Theatre in Palmerston North and at the Dunedin Fringe Festival in March 2018, we are bringing Once Upon a Dance to Paekakariki on June 16th and 17th and to Te Whaea, New Zealand Drama School June 22nd to 24th.

 

 

 

 

 

Groups

Wellington

Wednesday night 7.30 – 9pm

Vivek Kinra’s Studio, Level 1,

22 Webb Street, Te Aro
$17.00

Contact Jan Bolwell
027 2265 755
info@crowsfeet.org.nz

Palmerston North

Classes:

Danceworks, Studio 3

60 King Street, Palmerston North

Thursdays 6-7.30pm

Contact Tania Kopytko
taniakopytko@gmail.com
027 6310105

Kapiti

Tuesday evening 7 – 8.30pm

Memorial Hall, The Parade, Paekakariki
$15.00

Teacher: Jan Bolwell
Contact: info@crowsfeet.org.nz
027 2265 755

Hutt

Wednesday 10.00 – 11.15am

Moera Hall, off Randwick Road, Lower Hutt
$15.00

Contact Carolyn
04 389 4944
cajonnz@gmail.com

Our four groups are based in Wellington, the Kapiti Coast, Lower Hutt and Palmerston North, New Zealand.  Any woman can join, provided she’s over 35. We have a total of between forty to fifty women dancing across all four groups.

There is no entry requirement. Previous experience is not necessary and the groups are a mix of experienced, less experienced and beginner dancers.

Every year since 1999 we have performed a new programme of contemporary dance. We now have a repertoire of over twenty-five dances.

Jan Bolwell is our choreographer, director, organiser and inspiration.

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Crows Feet’s first public performance took place in 1999 at the launch of Osteoporosis New Zealand at the Michael Fowler Centre.

Apart from annual dance concerts we have performed at a number of different events, including a National Midwives Conference, a National Women’s Convention, and a Cancer Society conference (2008). We are regular contributors to Wellington’s International Dance Day, running classes and demonstrations. In 2008 we performed at the Fringe Festivals in Wellington and Dunedin.