Tuesday, 4 November 2014

'Embody' Nov 21 and 22 8 pm featuring Lung Tree Solo in a shared progamme at Te Whaea.

Our focus and commitment is ...
To create dance/theatre that engages with particular communities in order to contemplate impacts on our environment.
'Embody' is an exciting new platform supported by DANZ and the Wellington Dance Festival to bring the best of contemporary dance to Wellington audiences.
This performance, presented in a studio setting, will provoke the heart and the mind.

Three dances from four exceptional dancers, featuring Juliet Shelley, Lyne Pringle, Lucy Margaux-Marinkovich and Anita Hunziker. 
    Acoda is a new dance piece choreographed and performed by Juliet Shelley with live music by violinist Chris Prosser. Acoda takes inspiration from the 9 Star Ki, an ancient Chinese system of divination and astrology, the music of Rhian Sheehan, the poetry of Pablo Neruda and Antonio Machada and and the giant mandala compass at Wellington train station. Ten international artists have contributed choreographic source material for Acoda.
“Fascinating and mesmerising”
Capital Times

    Lung Tree has been through many incarnations since choreographer and dancer, Lyne Pringle, spent 3 months tree hugging at the Pah Homestead. This solo channels the language of trees into the body, to give the audience a visceral sense of connection and hope. Lung Tree is a dance for all the tree huggers in the world and for the people who have not yet been privy to their language.  It is dedicated to the elegant creators of our atmosphere. Lyne Pringle is the total package, the supernova of dancing environmental 
political statement and of solo performance.” Theatreview Tempo 2014
   Life! Death! Prizes! is the first choreographic collaboration between Anita Hunziker and Lucy Marinkovich; it premiered at Tempo 2014 as an excerpt from the full-length show. Life! Death! Prizes! is a choreographic manifesto reflecting on our mutual experiences of friendship, failure and gratification. The dichotomies of falling down and holding yourself together are abstractly explored.  “ . . . an authentic experience of life's messiness” NZ Herald

  This will be an exceptional evening of a dance and an opportunity to get up and close with the works in an intimate staging. Emerging choreographers Anita Hunziker and Lucy Marinkovich are graduates of the NZ School of Dance and former celebrated members of Footnote New Zealand Dance. Lyne Pringle and Juliet Shelley are Wellington based dance artists renowned for their unique brand of dance.
Juliet Shelley    
Lyne Pringle     
Embody – Wellington Contemporary Dance Platform
Venue         Te Whaea - National Dance and Drama Centre – Drama One
                    11 Hutchison Rd, Newtown
Dates:          Fri 21 and Sat 22 Nov 2014, 8:00 pm to 9.00pm

Cost:           $20 Full $15 Concession DOOR SALES ONLY

 For more information please contact; Lyne Pringle (Producer) bipeds@ihug.co.nz: 021 844425

Lung Tree in Auckland for Tempo.

It was a great pleasure to take a solo version of Lung Tree to Auckland and to share a programme with other artists: Carol Brown, Zahra Killeen-Chance, Merenia Gray and Julia Mag'eau Gray.
3 totara and 3 puriri were given away to audience members. Next up, creating another garden bed for our community garden in Carrara Park.

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Bring Back The Natives - community restoration planting.

We will begin planting this coming sunday August 10 and next sunday August 17 12 - 4pm.

The planting site is on the eastern ridge above south Owen Street, Newtown.

Go to the end of Owen Street and follow the gravel road up and around or you can cut through the Bowling Club.

Bring digging tools, gloves and a wheelbarrow would be helpful to move the plants which are situated behind the Bowling Club.

Also bring food and water, hopefully we can use the Bowling Club to make a cup of tea and use their toilet.
Many jobs to do depending on how physical you want to be.

More information contact Lyne on bipeds@ihug.co.nz or 021 844425.

Hope to see you there.

Monday, 13 January 2014

Bipeds - All about our footprint

Our focus and commitment is ...
To create dance/theatre that engages with particular communities in order to contemplate impacts on our environment.

Lung Tree Wellington 2013

Contact bipeds@ihug.co.nz
Lyne Pringle
Artistic Director
021 844425  
64 4 934 3409

Recent projects include; Lung Tree in Auckland and Wellington; Thin Air for Footnote New Zealand Dance which toured nationally. Ocean Wave  in Dunedin and Wellington; Lily in Christchurch, Napier and Auckland.

News 2014/15

 •Ocean Wave project and Lung Tree project - we are currently seeking performance options for this work in other regions. Please contact us to discuss this possibilities for these two wonderful works. Ocean Wave information.
Lily we are seeking performance options nationally and internationally. Information available on request.
•Videos of our work are on our channel Biped26 on Youtube

Recent new collaborators;

Claire O’Neil (Fidget); Sacha Copland, Isabelle Nelson (Java Dance Company)
Oliver Connew, Gareth Okan (Salted Singlet); Jessica, Rhys Latton (Ake Ake Theatre); The Troubles; Anna Flaherty, Danielle Lindsay, Emma Coppersmith (Muted Crane); Carnel McGlone; Fergus Aitken.
Lyne Pringle steps into the role of Artistic Director and Kilda Northcott beomes an Artistic Associate.


We are grateful to our recent funding partners; Creative New Zealand; DANZ; Wellington City Council; Infinity Foundations; Ministry of Education through LOETC; Dunedin City Council; Community Trust of Otago; Caversham Foundation; Eureka Trust; Ministry of Culture and Heritage Sesquicentennial Oral History Fund; Napier Trust; Caroline Plummer Fellowship - Community Dance -Otago University; The James Wallace Pah Homestead Residency in partnership with Otago University; Tennant and Brown Architects; ASB Sports Centre; The Body and Tempo Dance Festivals; Te Papa Museum.

Creative Community Partners:

Parkour and Free Running Wellington; Wellington Slack liners; Te Arahou After School Club; Paint Up; Circus Trust;  Newtown Festival; The St Kilda Brass Band; Trust Porirua City Brass; St Claire and Lyall Bay Surf Clubs; Generation Zero; Marilyn Swan Dance Academy; Marian McDermott School of Dance; Southern Ballet Junior Company; Hagley Dance Theatre; Lisa Wilkinson and Rasa Dance School; The Company NZ;


Monday, 16 December 2013

Lung Tree a wonderful success!!

Thank you to everyone who contributed to make Lung Tree a magical occasion for the people of Newtown and the trees of Carrara Park. Find more images here

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Parkour, Circus and The Troubles

The project is gathering momentum - there is so much positive activity in Carrara Park (coolest little park on the planet) these days. A Graf Battle and B.Boy Jam happening on Sunday.
Met with John Rae from The Troubles and handed over the script he immediately caught the drift.

Sacha has been liaising with Wellington Parkour , the choreography is coming together in the studion and in the park with Java and Muted Crane. All go for November 24 for Lung Tree.

Monday, 30 September 2013

Lung Tree Project – A 21st Birthday/Ritual for the TREES of Carrara Park, Newtown.

Sunday November 24th 2013 All day dance ritual with a performance and cake 3 - 4pm
Rain day December 1st
Free admission

Choreographer Lyne Pringle has lived beside Carrara Park for 22 years, she has seen it transform from an industrial zone into the vibrant place it is today.
The Lung Tree Project will transform the park into a place of magic and contemplation as the surrounding community come together to wish the trees Happy Birthday. This wonderful occasion will feature Bipeds with Java Dance Company, local children, Wellington Circus Trust Junior Company, live music and the Wellington City Council mural project.