Dance Christchurch

About Movement Art Practice

In light of recent organizational shifts and an uncertain funding landscape during Winter 2024 we have paused some of our regular activities (like weekly classes) to conduct an extensive community consultation.

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 and audiences through the Community Choreographic Project, pop-up classes, workshops, and sharings/performances,
  • to artists through writing/publishing about dance in The Map publication.
Contemporary Movement

Community Classes

MAP facilitates pop-up movement classes & workshops to improve wellbeing and provide you with a space to explore your body.

Come and play with us at our central city studio in Sydenham.

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Our Studio

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

The studio is 10 x 10m, with a sprung Marley dance floor, toilet and kitchen facilities, as well as office space, an PA sound system, and roller door access to bring in larger items to the space.

  • Community rate $15/hour
  • Commercial rate $30/hour

*Discounts for long bookings and projects available on request

Josie Archer Studio
Ella Rerekura Merinda Davies Research Exchange GW-Photography-Web-7304234

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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