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Movement of The Human

About the project

Featuring 21 independent artists from across Aotearoa, this extraordinary collaboration combined dance, music and light with audience engagement.

Part party, part gig, Movement of the Human was an unforgettable experience.

Curated by Auckland Live, Movement of the Human was part of Fringe Town, a six-day Auckland Fringe extravaganza at the historic Auckland Town Hall.



Choreographers, Performers and Movement makers Rodney Bell, Chris Clegg, Victoria Colombus, Brydie Colquhoun, Maria Dabrowska, Hannah Lynch, Ngaere Jenkins, Xin Ji, Chrissy Kokiri, Connor (Ooshcon) Masseurs, Sean MacDonald, Matthew Moore, Rose Philpott, Laifa James Ta’ala, Aloalii Tapu, Carl Angeloque Tolentino, Liana Yew
Direction: Malia Johnston Set and AV Designer Rowan Pierce Lighting Design Jo Kilgour Lighting Assistant: Elekis Poblete Teirney
Music Makers Composition and sound design Eden Mulholland Piano Phoebe Deng Bass Mike Hall Drums Alistair Deverick Tabla + African Beads Melissa Panettiere

Auckland Town Hall

Auckland Fringe Festival Awards 2019:
Best Performance (Ensemble)
Best Production Design

“The improvisational and nomadic nature of the work makes each eye contact a sacred and unrepeatable moment, even beyond the transience dance already boasts as a form.” – Theatreview

“The immersive combination of light, sound, and movement created a dance party feel with the audience free to roam and mingle with performers, socialise with one another, or find a place to sit and absorb the goings-on.” – Raewyn Whyte, NZ Herald

“MOTH trys to reconnect with your mind. We live in a bubble at a rushed pace, but the show demands we slow down. Interact with the music, forget your daily routine, and just follow the lead.” – Yulia White, NZ Entertainment Podcast.

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