Experimental Dance Week Aotearoa 2020
Tue 01 Dec 2020, 01:00 pm
Welllesley Studios & Herald Theatre
Dance, Contemporary, Performing Arts, Auckland Region,
$10-$35, or Deal for 11 Performances/Workshops $150-$180
Website or Regt':
Experimental Dance Week Aotearoa (NZ) is very excited to announce that it will be going ahead with its live festival this year 1st - 5th December 2020 at Herald Theatre thanks to Auckland Live.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the festival was postponed from June 2020 at Basement Theatre, and given that it was previously half-international the new programme is mostly locally based artists.
The 2020 Programme is:
Kyah Dove, Charles Koroneho, Virginia Kennard, Julia Harvie, Rebecca Jensen, Amber Liberté, Faasu Afoa-Purcell, Katrina E. Bastian, Kelly Nash, Joanne Hobern and Jazmine Rose Phillips, Zahra Killeen-Chance, Jessie McCall, Caitlin Davey, val smith, Janaina Moraes, Neža Jamnikar, David Huggins.
We are committed to delivering a live festival during this year and adapt to the changing conditions to support artists in the performing arts and associates to work during this challenging time. There have been many changes to this year's programme to move with the times and with people's personal lives being affected by the climate.
I'd like to acknowledge previous artists we have programmed who were unable to perform due to Covid-19; Forest Vicky Kapo (Melbourne-based), Seidah Tuaoi, Anna Bate, Mehdi Farajpour from Oriantheatre (Paris), Harpreet Singh, Ajay Sharma (India), Jaskaran Anand (India/Austria) and Atlanta Eke (Melbourne) while Bec Jensen and David Huggins who are as artists still in the festival but unable to travel from Australia due to restrictions. These works from Melbourne and Sydney are being worked through the internet with local performers.
We understand the difficulties of live art being so affected in process and product during this time and how it has disrupted so many of our lives and thank everyone for their patience, understanding and support. We also recognise the power of art and performance to speak to these times and connect people through it when that's possible. We are hoping this is a chance for this Aotearoa performance community, audience and supporters to come together to celebrate the live during such transformative times, and to celebrate our entrance into Summer.
This festival can still occur even in level 2 in Aotearoa at Herald Theatre.
We encourage a spirit of generosity in experiencing works during this time by our artists of live performance. We are super grateful to our sponsors; Creative New Zealand, DANZ, Auckland Live, Wellesley Studios, Foundation North and Auckland Council.
Artistic Director - Alexa Wilson