Dance Christchurch

About Movement Art Practice

MAP is a community dance organisation and charitable trust based in Ōtautahi Christchurch. MAP nurtures the movement sector – connected, sustainable, making, and appreciating movement art.

MAP offers opportunities to local and international artists through residencies, to local movers through the Community Choreographic Project, for artists to write about dance in The Map publication, and MAP offers movement classes to all people and bodies.

Community Class

Community Classes

MAP runs weekly movement classes to improve wellbeing and provide you with a space to explore your body. MAP is your gateway to creative movement in Christchurch. Come and play with us at our central city studio in Sydenham.

Whether you are looking for a physical challenge, to lower anxiety, or to reconnect with your body, you’ll find a MAP dance class for your needs.

Studio Artist Community

MAP provides affordable regular or one-off studio time for dancers, choreographers, and collectives to research, train, and rehearse in Christchurch.

Natalie Kittow Body Work Improvisation
Movement Art Practice Dance Class

Art Residencies

Full-time one-month residencies for dance and movement artists to take a deep dive into their practice and share with the public. Applications open once a year and selection is made by a panel of practicing artists.

What’s on at Movement Art Practice?

MAP has a events and projects that we host or participate in.

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