Experimental Dance Week Aotearoa

Auckland Auckland
Monday to:
04 Feb
09 Feb


(Upstairs) Lower Greys Avenue, Auckland

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(Upstairs) Lower Greys Avenue, Auckland

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Programme for Experimental Dance Week Aotearoa NZ

Basement Carpark durational performance throughout February: Alys Longley will be performing in an installed container her funded durational work Mistranslation Laboratory 5th Feb-3rd March 2019 also during Auckland Fringe festival.

4th-9th February: Basement Theatre Foyer: Christina Houghton Healing Safely Taking Care Officer throughout week between evening events, interactive performance installation. 

Monday 4th February 
4-6pm: Basement Studio, Korero Te Kanikani #2, Danz Hui for the Independent Dance Community. Catered by Danz.

6.30pm: Basement Theatre foyer, Book Launch and speeches, Te Ao Live: Experimental Dance Aotearoa NZ in the Early 21st Century. Catered by Danz. 

8pm: Basement Studio, Performance evening: Darkness, Choreographers Tru Paraha, Tallulah Holly-Massey and 
Kyah Dove.

Tuesday 5th February
1-3pm: Basement Studio, Mark Harvey workshop in collabartion with
Kristian Larsen: ‘Help!’ A generation of collective physical actions through social means, working with guided consensus based choreographic strategies. Kristian Larsen: "The Construction of a Self / No one wants to see that shit"

3.30-5.30pm: Basement Studio, Zahra Killeen-Chance workshop: Exploring interconnectivity between performers.

6-7.30pm: Basement Studio, Artist Talk: Kosta Bogoievski.

8pm: Basement Studio, Performance evening: Generations, Choreographers Alana Yee, Dance Plant Collective, Vicky Kapo.

Thursday 7th February
1-3pm: Basement Studio, Dance Plant Collective workshop: "Exist as Rainforest" Workshop.

3.15-5.15pm: Basement Studio, val smith workshop: Around ’beyond human modes of attention and perception’. Informed by new materialism and trans materialist theories/practices.

5.30-7.30pm: Basement Studio: Workshop Vicky Kapo: The importance of presence.

8pm: Basement Studio: Performance evening: Women
 Voicing, Choreographers Claire O'Neil, Cathy Livermore, Julia Harvie.

Friday 8th February
1-3pm: Basement Studio, Cathy Livermore workshop: Sharing of a movement practice she has been developing based on Matauranga Maori.

3.30-5.30pm: Basement Studio, Alys Longley workshop: Porous boundaries we are operating in between disciplines - dance/theatre/sound/creative writing/installation.

6-7.30pm: Basement Studio, Julia Harvie discussion/talk: To continue to work on the ideas of contingent communities - specifically what they are doing with MAP down in Christchurch and openly discussing Systemic support structures in general for artists.

8pm: Basement Studio, Performance Evening: Embodied contemplation: Josh Rutter and Josie Archer

Saturday 9th February
12.15-2.45pm: Basement Studio, Durational Installation Performance by Sophie Gargan, The World is Bleeding.

Simultaneously, Basement Foyer, Intimate Conversations one one one with Joanne Hobern.

3.15-5.45pm: Basement Studio, Open Talk/discussion: Post-colonial Conversations, with artists Vicky Kapo, Aloalii Tapu, Cathy Livermore and Cat Ruka. 

6-7.30pm: Basement Studio: Open artist talks, for whoever wants to be there: Playing. Facilitated by Alana Yee: with embodied responses to questions, and Alys Longley: 10 minute improvised talks each, Josh as support/chair.

8pm: Basement Studio, Performance Evening: Juxtapositions: Choreographers Zahra Killeen-Chance, Solo developed from ongoing investigation between movement and costume, seen and unseen, and interconnectivity, Aloalii Tapu, "Dancing like a white guy"; Excerpts from Goodbye Naughton.

10pm: Final night drinks, open mic poetic responses, dj and dancing.

Full Experiemental Dance Week Aotearoa programme avaliable here.

Please note, Workshop door sales are cash only.

Photo credit: Sara Cowdell

Please arrive 15 minutes before show start time. Latecomers admitted into the theatre at Basement's discretion – no refunds will be given.