Article Title:Parmenter's Tristan and Isolde: An intimate epic
Category:Performance
Author or Credit:Press release
Published on:9th September 2004 - 12:00 pm
Published by:GayNZ.com
Story ID:407
Text:Michael Parmenter Choreographer Michael Parmenter is back in New Zealand and working towards his first national tour since travelling to Europe for creative inspiration in 2002. During that trip Parmenter attended the famous Wagner festival at Bayreuth, and Wagner is the inspiration for his new dance work. Parmenter says, "Tristan the myth that each person has a soul mate in the world that will make him or her complete. “I am interested in the story of Tristan and Isolde because their tragedy tells the truth about the lie of the truth about love. Death not happiness is the inevitable cost of their love.” Parmenter will be joined by another veteran of New Zealand dance, Taane Mete for the project. Mete recently left his position with Black Grace Dance Company with whom he has been dancing for seven years, in order to take up the engagement with Parmenter. “It's so exciting to be working with Michael again, this is a really tough project to be involved with but I can't wait to get my teeth stuck into it,” Mete says. Tristan and Isolde will premiere at the Body Festival in Christchurch before heading to Dunedin for the Fringe Festival, Auckland for the Tempo festival of dance and finally onto Wellington where the tour will finish. For further information, electronic images, to arrange interviews and photo opportunities, or for reviewers tickets please contact the TRISTAN   
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