Annual Community Choreographic Project
democratising choreographic process and performance
2021 Community Choreographic Project
P O O LS ID E
Saturday 19th June 2021, 4pm and 6pm, Waltham Summer Pool, 30 Waltham Road, Waltham, Christchurch 8023
The MAP Community Choreographic Project 2021 is a collaborative work between contemporary dance choreographer Julia Harvie (HIVE, Killjoy) and sound and visual artist Olivia Webb (Anthems of Belonging, Manawa Ora). Breaking down the hegemonic structures of choreographic practices and performance, P O O L SIDE creates and presents performance as social commentary on water as absence.
From March to May MAP invited ANYONE to participate and contribute as a valued creative practitioner, guided and facilitated by professional artists to produce engaging contemporary performance for the public of Ōtautahi. The Community Choreographic Project is run annually and previous performances include 10 Busy People (Josie Archer) and She is the smell of good mud/She is Lady Grey (Paige Jensen and Julia Harvie).
“The Community Choreographic Project is a great process as a choreographer to work with community movers and thinkers, creating high-level performance,” says Julia, who is also the Artistic Director of MAP. Olivia connected the site-specific location of the work to the political hotbed that is water in Ōtautahi. “Art-making and art performance have the potential to closely interweave with community issues, and this project just highlights that for me.”
P O O L SIDE is a ticketed event and will include a public talk in between performances on water in Otautahi. Bookings essential
Movement Art Practice believes in an Aotearoa where contemporary dance and performance is woven into the cultural fabric of our community.
Performers: Olivia McGreggor, Jossie Norris, Jane Pieters, Mari Shibata, Bina Iris, Nicholas Frost, Nicole Wiedemann, Jenny Postles, Georgina Tarren-Sweeney, Hana Kirk, Joanne Au and Asuka Kuboto.
Funders and Supporters: Christchurch City Council Creative Communities, Enliven Places Project Fund, Waltham Summer Pool
real people and real bodies break down the hegemonic structures of choreographic practices and performance
Community choreographic project invites ANYONE to participate and contribute as a valued creative practitioner guided and facilited by professional artists to produce engaged contemporary performance for the public of Ōtautahi.
Previous Community Choreographic Projects:
10 Busy People directed by Josie Archer
Featuring: Anna Romeo, Bina Klose, Jac Coia, Philippa Cosgrove, Jhawan Raika Morgan, Chloe Summerhayes,
Lady Grey directed by Julia Harvie & Paige Jansen
Featuring: Jac Coia, Megan Neil, Ella Rerekura, Jenny Postles, Virginia Kennard, Lizzy Guthrie