Hakari: The Dinner Party: Crows Feet at Nga Purapura

MY16_Crows-DinnerpartyCrows Feet are taking Judy Chicago’s famous 1970’s art installation Dinner Party as inspiration for its latest dance show. Judy Chicago celebrated famous women in the Western tradition. 

“We wanted to focus on famous women from our part of the world, Asia and the Pacific.“ said co-director Jan Bolwell.  They have chosen ten women a mix of  inspiring, controversial, loved, revered, loathed and vilified. From New Zealand Kate Sheppard and Dame Whina Cooper, Evonne Goolagong and Germaine Greer for Aus. From Asia the Dowager Empress Ci Xi, Indira Gandhi, the remarkable Malala Yousafzai, and the indomitable Aung San Suu Kyi. From the Pacific “two mighty women, Queen Salote of Tonga and Queen Liliuokalani of Hawaii”.

The season opens with the Ōtaki performance at Nga Purapura on May 15th. More on Facebook  

Crows Feet are women over thirty-five dancing: some trained, some new to it. They have been putting on shows since 1999. The Kapiti group meets Tuesdays in Paekakariki, if you want to join.  crowsfeet.org.nz.