Leaving home, 2009


Leaving home is Bolwell’s tribute to her great, great, great grandmother Jane Broadfoot who left Scotland as a young newly married woman in 1843.

“I find myself returning to my Celtic roots which become more important as I grow older. Takitoru (1995) was a first attempt to look at my heritage, in that instance from a bicultural perspective. It is fascinating to re-visit this theme in Leaving Home¬†¬†with Crows Feet, and to choreograph to Kilt, the wonderfully evocative music of renowned Wellington composer, David Downes.



Choreography: Jan Bolwell
Music: Kilt by David Downes
Costumes: Mary Cornwell
Dancers: Meg Bailey, Jan Bolwell, Elizabeth Isaacs, Tania Kopytko, Sue Leask, Lee Dunn, Jo Thorpe.