upcoming movement lab:

saturday 22 may with Josie Archer 

Creating space for movement makers to flourish in
Ōtautahi Christchurch.

We run Movement Labs on a registration, short-term basis. We work with both local and international artist to deliver an environment where the Ōtautahi Christchurch movement, and wider arts community, can participate in the creation of works alongside well-known talent.

If you are interested in the creative side of dance-making, you can join guest artists for one-off workshops and learn about the choreographic process, attend an artist talk or read artist reflections in our journal.

Autumn Movement Lab

when: 1pm - 5pm Saturday 21 May
where: MAP Studio, 76 Hawdon Street
cost:  $60 | $40 for MAP members

Scoring with Josie Archer  

Join MAP In House Artist, Josie Archer as she facilitates a body session 1 -2.30pm and a creative session 3-5pm, sharing the ongoing practice she has developed in collaboration with her partner, Kosta Bogievski with research in scores for performance.

$60 | $40 MAP members | Bookings essential 

Part 1:  1 - 2.30pm
Preparing the body + movement research
Josie will facilitate a series of different movement practices to warm up the body physically as well as enlivening self awareness.. This will then lead into movement research to play openly and use improvisation as a way to experience and investigate the body further.

Part 2: 3 - 5pm

Performance scores and choreography 
A guided practice of writing and performing scores created by the participants, giving everyone the opportunity to both create your own and perform another's score. 


 Josie Archer.

Josie Archer is a freelance dancer and choreographer from Ōtautahi. She has a Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts, majoring in contemporary dance from Unitec Institute of Technology (2014). Her work has been presented in Experimental Dance Week Aotearoa, Performance Art Week Aotearoa, Festival of Transitional Architecture, NZ Fringe Festival, Auckland Fringe Festival, Tempo Dance Festival, The Performance Arcade and Asia Tree New Wave Festival. She often collaborates with her partner Kosta Bogoievski. Their projects together include: New Dance Group, Dances with Aldous, Dance Danced Dancing, Pedestrian Guiiiiiiiiiiidance and Josie and Kosta’s Dance Show. She has been an artist in residence at SpaceVac in Seoul, South Korea, Healing Hills Art collective in Morni Hills, India and The Physics Room in Ōtautahi, Aotearoa. She has performed for artists such as Olive Bieringa (NZ/US), Douglas Wright, Julia Harvie, David Huggins, Michael Parmenter, Zahra Killeen Chance, Jennifer Lacey and Wally Cardona (New York), and Christine Bonansea (Berlin).




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