In June 2018, Lucy choreographed Awesome Robots on the New Zealand Dance Company for their Tamaki Tour. A collection of the students responses can be found at the following link:
NZDC has a mission to bring high-calibre contemporary dance performances to schools across Auckland. During June and July 2018, The New Zealand Dance Company took their Tāmaki Tour to Auckland Schools. With engaging and comical works created by diverse, young choreographers, students loved and found inspiration from this high energy programme!
Performances were held at schools across the Auckland region, presenting a collection of short works by young and emerging choreographers, including NZDC company members, with a Q & A afterwards.
Awesome Robots was inspired by trends surrounding vintage science-fiction and the current re-alignment of futurist metaphors to reflect cultural diversity. In particular, Awesome Robots was influenced by the movement known as Afrofuturism. This movement seeks to place the African diasporic experience at the heart of science-fiction narratives. In turn, Awesome Robots uses this as a point of departure for exploring the possibilities of creating a uniquely Pacific futurism.