I wrote the music score for Victoria Hunt’s new work, Copper Promises: Hinemehi Haka – Which Premiered at Carriageworks in June 2012 and toured to London (The Place, London) in 2013
Copper Promises is a new solo dance work by Victoria Hunt exploring the cultural and physical journey of Hinemihi: a female ancestor and a ceremonial space connected with Huntâ€™s Maori cultural heritage. Hinemihiâ€™s story is interwoven with Huntâ€™s own journey: of finding family, of reconnecting with her culture and of learning from land, ancestors and peers. with Huntâ€™s extended family and other artists, Copper Promises creates distinctive movement and imagery, merging feeling and gesture as they echo across landscape and through time. It is a lament, a pilgrimage, a protest for ancestral treasures â€“ Taonga.
â€œA stunning productionâ€¦It is as if she is channelling the spirits of her ancestors and the very land they come from.â€
Julia Cotton, Sydney Morning Herald
Artists: James Brown, Densil Cabrera, Annemaree Dalziel, Hedge, Horomona Horo, Victoria Hunt, Charles Koroneho, Tess de Quincey, Clytie Smith, Chris Wilson and Fiona Winning