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Dancing between Finland and New Zealand

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A home-based research development project​ with two NZ based dance artists Kelly Nash and Nancy Wijohn, and two Finnish based dance artists Georgie Goater (NZ dance artist living in Helsinki) and Gesa Piper (German dance artist living in Helsinki)  working on choreographic and performance ideas during Covid 19.

Thanks to Creative New Zealand for their support.

Below is a collection of some of our thoughts and processes, accumulating in a series of videos investigating the themes we discovered along the way.

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(J)Exercise of questions

1. Write down the Sounds, smells and textures of the work 2. Write down some symbolic objects of the work 3. What do we want left behind...


This started from the other end. Swimming is just something I do. A mundane ritual, just like drinking coffee or brushing my teeth. So...


A naïve human gesture of attempting to become land/Earth and therefore meeting and negotiating with the impossible on an experiential...

(G) Sunrise and sunset

We endeavoured to meet in the moment the sun passed by the edge of the horizon. Sunset in Finland and Sunrise in New Zealand. There was...

(F)Talk to the Dream

“Even a wounded world is feeding us. Even a wounded world holds us, giving us moments of wonder and joy. I choose joy over despair. Not...


HANDS catching light casting shadow carving the earth to make a hollow HANDS in the soil, a traveler in time stravaiging about, at home...

(A)Meeting i(s)lands on Zoom

Two sets of friends who we haven't seen each other in a while, connect in a creative collaboration where lockdown time becomes a valuable...

(B)Thresholds of light and substance

Our conversations in the digital platforms of Zoom, Facebook and Instagram thrust us out toward our environments in our respective...

(C)The nature of stress

We had to eliminate the stress, the stress from our situation and the stress from not making or creating something by our usual means....

(D)Keeping Connected

We are all connected on a neurobiological level far more than we have previously realised.

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