Experimental Dance Week

Reflecting an international trend in Contemporary Dance, the boundary-breaking and inclusive craft of alternative dance in New Zealand will be celebrated through the inaugural Experimental Dance Week Aotearoa 2019, curated by Alexa Wilson, running February 4-9, 2019 at Basement Theatre with a Waananga Kanikani opening as an intro into the week February 2-3rd at Auckland Old Folks Association.

With a programme packed with performances from 25 live artists, plus workshops, panel-led open discussions and a book launch, Experimental Dance Week Aotearoa 2019 aims to highlight this unique discipline and foster the growing community of creative minds behind the movement. The diverse selection of artists set to perform are the finest and most eclectic performers in their field, and each will contribute their unique style and perspective to the festival.

A book about experimental New Zealand dance contributed to by up to 30 artists will also be launched on the 4th February to mark 20 years of this new movement of dance in and alongside the wider contemporary dance scene in Aotearoa.

Supported by Creative New Zealand, Danz, Foundation North, Auckland Old Folks Association and Basement Theatre.

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