Sue Healey  Aotearoa / New Zealand & Australia

Virtuosi is a beautiful and inspirational feature-length documentary about the passionate drive to be an artist and the special nature of virtuosity in dance.  Created by award-winning choreographer and filmmaker Sue Healey with music by New Zealand jazz legend Mike Nock, Virtuosi reveals intimate and astounding portraits of eight New Zealand dance artists who left their homeland to pursue careers around the world.

Take the rare chance to witness the artistry of these dancers, hear about their fascinating dance lineages and learn about their connections back to New Zealand.

During a special post-show talk after the screening, Sue Healey will discuss her plans to incorporate the film into an installation and performance work.

Post-show talk: Wed 20 Mar


A Duet between Camera and Dancer
A two day workshop with renowned choreographer/film-maker SUE HEALEY

For participants with dance, visual art or film backgrounds.

The workshop aims to heighten the perception of being observed and the act of observing. Participants will experience moving for the camera and moving with a camera - accuracy, fluidity and an awareness of the camera space is gained. The workshops are conducted in the spirit of experimentation, with the aim of awakening the senses to create, capture and shape movement for the camera.

Sunday 17 & Monday 18 March 2013

Workshop applications close 15 February

To register or for further information contact

Presented in partnership with DANZ, University of Auckland Dance Studies and Auckland Arts Festival


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Choreographer/Filmmaker: Sue Healey

Dance Artists: Mark Baldwin, Craig Bary, Lisa Densem, Raewyn Hill, Sarah-Jayne Howard, Jeremy Nelson, Ross McCormack, Claire O'Neil

Composer: Mike Nock

Director of Photography: Judd Overton

Editors: Lindi Harrison and Sue Healey

Producers: Sue Healey and Viv Rosman - Performing Lines

Sue Healey is supported by Managing and Producing Services (MAPS) for Artists NSW, a joint initiative of the Australia Council, the Australian Government's arts funding and advisory body, and the NSW Government through Arts NSW. MAPS NSW is managed by Performing Lines.


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