Eliza Sanders

Eliza Sanders // Reciprocal Resident // 2024

6 - 19 May 2024 // Te Whanganui-A-Tara, Aotearoa

Eliza Sanders is a movement artist based between Ngunnawal and Te-Whanganui-A-Tara whose practice includes performing, choreographing, teaching and writing. Her works span from durational performance art to meditative poetry podcasts and she primarily creates dance theatre works which utilise improvisation and voice work.

Eliza is the Co-Artistic Director of House of Sand, for whom she has choreographed 6 ensemble works, created and performed 4 solo shows and 3 durational performance art works and acted in Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.

As a choreographer Eliza has created works for NZSD, Footnote Dance NZ, QL2 Dance, Busan International Dance Festival, WITCWAT Fest, ArtNotApart, Sydney Fringe Commission, F.O.R.M Vancouver and Belco Arts.
As a dancer she has worked for The New Zealand Dance Company, Borderline Arts Ensemble, Battleground Productions, Chrissie Parrot, Katrina Bastian, WOWarts, Sound and Fury Ensemble, Little Dove Theatre Art, Java Dance Theatre, The Australian Dance Party, Body Cartography, Liz Lea Dance and Ql2 Dance.
“I create work which combines dance, theater and somatic inquiry. My works use humor and absurdity to encourage us to question ourselves and the world around us, particularly exploring communication, failure, care, memory. During my residency I am looking forward to continuing the creation of a book of poetry sourced from the dancing body and creating choreography for my work ‘Resisting Resistance’ which will be premiering in South Korea at The Busan International Dance Festival in June. ”