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real people and real bodies break down the hegemonic structures of choreographic practices and performance

Movement Art Practice presents our annual community choreographic project
POOLSIDE. This year Olivia Webb (composer and artist) in collaboration with Julia Harvie (contemporary dance choreographer), have created POOLSIDE a choral and movement-driven site specific work.

Conceptually, the pool as a gathering for communities is a site rich for social commentary, referencing the physical absence of water in these pools.

POOLSIDE invites dialogue on the challenges we face as a community in regards to the impacts we have on our water ecosystems.

At 5pm, we invite you to join us in the pool as local members of the community speak from different perspectives about the area and river including the Ōpāwaho River Network. This is included in your ticket. 

We will also have hot drinks from Craft Espresso and paella from Yummy Treats to purchase throughout the event to keep you warm and cosy.

Saturday 19 June

Pool Open from 3pm
Performances 4pm and 6pm
Community Conversations 5pm

Waged $20 Unwaged $15
(Community Conversation and Show included in your ticket)

Feel free to bring a deckchair, cushion or blanket!


MAP's community choreographic project invited 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. Performers for Poolside include Hana Kirk, Mari Shibata, ,  Nicholas Woollaston, Asuka Kubo, Josie Norris, Jenny Postles, Jane Pieters, Nicole Wiedemann and Bina Iris. 

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