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Second Company presents: Sit, Sit (Ōtepoti)

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Sit, Sit is a one-hour show of everyday actions framed as music. We have curated an evening of performances by composers from around the world, plus a new piece made by us, Second Company.

From the rhythmicised, highly tactile, gestural elements of Winnie Huang’s Tentacles, to James O’Callaghan’s ode to books, a “proposition” by Alison Knowles, and Marcus Jackson’s employment of the seemingly obnoxious referee’s whistle as an expression of detailed beauty and careful delicacy, Sit, Sit is a show that contemplates the banal and uncovers delight.

In our own work, co-created through casual and philosophical conversation, interrogatory devising methods, and rigorous, detailed composition, we involve speech/song, movement/dance, gesture/theatre as musical materiality, and explore concepts of distance and communication. Comprised of various attempts to bridge a distance, our efforts will be clear: between us is a horizon, and this is the music of that horizon.

We formed Second Company to provide a platform for post-instrumental music and composed theatre in Aotearoa, and hope you enjoy this first offering!


Ōtepoti 13 October Dunedin Public Art Gallery
Ōtautahi 15 October Common Room, The Arts Centre
Pōneke 25 October The Pyramid Club
Tauranga 27 October Tauranga Art Gallery
Tāmaki Makaurau 29 October Vault, Q Theatre

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