A New Chapter for Christchurch Dance
By Julia Harvie
Late last year, after 15 years of work dedicated to dance in Christchurch, the Dance and Physical Theatre Trust (operating as Dance and Performance) were finally forced to wind up on financial grounds. This was mainly due to the difficulties presented post earthquake in terms of venues, drawing audiences into the ‘broken city’, building sponsorship and the financial challenges these presented. The 2015 Body Festival was the ‘straw that broke the camel’s back’.
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