‘What Kinda Music’ is a creative collaboration between Holly Finch, Lucy Lynch and videographer Alexandra Page. The movement is heavily influenced by our song choice, ‘What kinda Music’ by Tom Misch. The unpredictable nature of the track was our main influence to begin with. In order to honour and illustrate the music , we decided on a task of ‘clean unison’. After bouncing around location ideas, we were excited by the aesthetic of ‘depth’ offered by a skate park. Our choreography then became greatly influenced by the site. Working with Alex form Untucked films was a wonderful process of trial and play!
Choreographers/Dancers: Lucy Lynch and Holly Finch
Film: Alexandra Page - Untuck3d Films.
Thank you to The Dance Studio for providing studio space.
Lucy began dancing at a young age, training in Jazz, Ballet and Contemporary. Lucy completed her full time dance training at UNITEC, graduating in 2011 with a Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts majoring in Contemporary Dance. Straight after graduation, Lucy became one of the founding members of the prestigious New Zealand Dance Company and has now danced with NZDC for the last nine years. She has toured nationally with NZDC and internationally at some of the most prestigious dance festivals in Australia, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg & Holland. She was a dancer in the company's premiere season of Language of Living, Rotunda, Lumina, Absurdity of Humanity, Kiss The Sky and Time.
Lucy has also performed with Black Grace Dance Company and at Tempo Dance Festival, World of Wearable Arts, WOMAD, Splore and was the winner of The NZ Body Art Awards in 2018. She is a member of Mary Jane-O’Reillys In Flagrante Burlesque and is currently a dancer with Diamond Entertainment and produces, choreographs and performs for Vospertron.
At the centre of Holly’s love of dance is her passion for music and storytelling. From a young age she trained in ballet, jazz and contemporary styles. In 2014 Holly completed her full-time training at ‘Ettingshausens Pro’ in Sydney. She was then awarded a scholarship to study at Broadway Dance Centre in New York City. These programmes introduced her to hip hop and commercial styles, developing her into a versatile and well- rounded performer. A career highlight for Holly was dancing in Jillian Myers’ ‘Questions and Answers’ in Tokyo, Japan. Since freelancing in Auckland she has worked extensively with Momentum Productions under directors Kayla Paige and Andrew Cesan. She has also been involved with contemporary dance developments for ‘One Dance Collective’ (Sydney) and ‘Dance Plant Collective’ (NZ). Holly’s love for creating has led her to exciting choreographic opportunities. Last year she choreographed and performed an installation for ‘Tempo Dance Festival’ and this year was a choreographer for their digital season ‘Ka Awatea’. Most recently Holly has been expanding her training in Kiel Tutin’s ‘NZX Next’ programme under Kiel Tutin, Todd Williamson and Riley Bourne.