Community Choreographic Project

democratising choreographic process and performance

MAP invites ANYONE to participate in a creative process with a professional choreographer,
to produce engaging contemporary performance for the public of Ōtautahi.

“The Community Choreographic Project is a great process as a choreographer to work
with community movers and thinkers, creating high-level performance,” says Julia Harvie the Artistic Director of MAP. 

The work that is created will be a ticketed event open to the general public at a unique central city location,
rather than in a traditional theatre setting. 

Funders and Supporters: Christchurch City Council, Creative New Zealand

Upcoming Work:


Performances: Saturday 28 May 3pm and 7pm
Tickets:  $20 waged | $15 unwaged


This year choreographer Anna Bate, in collaboration with sound artist Demarnia Lloyd, and lighting designer Stuart Lloyd-Harris, will create a multidisciplinary and site-based performance at the Christchurch City Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu titled, Underside.

These collaborators, and an ensemble of community dancers have created a performance that takes place in the car park beneath the Gallery.

A science fiction feel permeates the choreography with real fake futures of sculptural figures  creating what could be described as, an animated science fiction flipbook! 

Underside looks at an alternative approach to archiving the work that galleries exhibit. 

Previous Projects


Directed by Olivia Webb and Julia Harvie 
Featuring: Nicole Wiedemann, Joanne Au, Nicolas Wollaston, Georgina Tarren-Sweeney, Mari Shibata, Josie Ogden, Jane Pieterse, Hana Kirk, Olivia McGreggor, Bina Klose

Lady Grey
Directed by Julia Harvie & Paige Jansen
Featuring: Jac Coia, Megan Neil, Ella Rerekura, Jenny Postles, Virginia Kennard, Lizzy Guthrie

10 Busy People
Directed by Josie Archer
Featuring: Anna Romeo, Bina Klose, Jac Coia, Philippa Cosgrove, Jhawan Raika Morgan, Chloe Summerhayes,