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Composer, Technical Operator

Choreographer: Natalie Clark
Performers: Natalie Clark, Sarah Elsworth, Sofia McIntyre
Lighting Designer: Ruby Reihana-Wilson
Photographer: Coco Reed

Voice Artist: Flo Wilson

New Zealand Fringe Festival Awards 2013: Best Dance, Best Newcomer

March 2013: Dunedin Fringe Festival; Community Gallery, Ōtepoti/Dunedin
March 2013: New Zealand Fringe Festival; Bats Theatre, Pōneke/Wellington
February 2013: Auckland Fringe Festival; Musgrove Theatre, Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland
October 2012: Fresh Cuts, Tempo Festival; Q Theatre, Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland
September 2012: Body Festival; NASDA Theatre, Ōtautahi/Christchurch

"The soundtrack is... stunningly compatible with the dance piece. A recipe of click, clacking, pitter, pattering, tapping, ringing and some other more ambient sounds perfectly complements the piece in a way that does not detract from all of the visual information. It is exciting enough to provide some aural satisfaction, but smooth and subtle in all the necessary places so we can really hone in on the visuals."
-- Kate Sullivan, Theatreview

"... faintly reminiscent of a ballerina music box, eerie yet familiar, and work in magnificent concord with the visual prowess of this piece."
-- Georgina Stylianou, Stuff

"unobtrusive yet apt soundscore"
-- Raewyn Whyte, New Zealand Herald

"Audio that haunts and hums, the vocals of Flo Wilson reaching out and grabbing the audience. Emi Pogoni's composition of street sounds and typewriter-esque bings are a perfect marriage with this work."
-- Virginia Kennard, Theatreview

"Emi Pogoni's score is richly textured and sits in complete sympathy alongside the choreography. This creative team are a group to watch."
-- Lyne Pringle, DANZ Quarterly: New Zealand Dance, No. 31, Mar 2013: 24

"Emi Pogoni provides an evocative and sometimes visceral soundtrack to the production..."
-- Seeing In HD