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Eliza is a choreographer, dancer and teacher who trained at The New Zealand School of Dance. She is the co-artistic director of House of Sand for whom she has choreographed three ensemble dance works - Knitting While Sleeping (2016), Feet.Us (2017) & Fear of Eggs (2018), created, performed and extensively toured two multi award winning contemporary performance solos - Pedal.Peddle (2015) and Castles (2016), a series of improvised duets - Contents. Container (2019), a solo dance/design work - Sarah (2020), a 3hr dance/ performance art piece - Womb Man (2020) and a 4hr improvised gallery installation - e.motion (2020). She danced for 24 hours straight in all Hours and performed as an actor in REVOLT. SHE SAID. REVOLT AGAIN.
Eliza has created numerous works for QL2 Dance - This Poisoned Sea (2017), Bigger (2018), the Shape of Empty Space (2019) Footnote Dance Company - Not All who Launder are Washed - (2017), A Snail Watches Dust Particles in Sunlight (2018) in collaboration with James O’Hara and New Zealand School of Dance Sunflower Sutra (2017). As a performer Eliza has worked for Body Cartography, The Australian Dance Party, The World of Wearable Art, Battleground Productions, Little Dove Theatre Art (inc. Sound and Fury Ensemble) and Java Dance Theatre. Eliza is a certified Countertechnique teacher and is a key artist on the Make a Move program, working to improve dance education in schools for the Australian National Curriculum.
ELIZA SANDERS, OPEN OPEN CONTEMPORARY
A FEW OF THE HUMANS BEHIND THE DANCE
Lucy is a contemporary dancer, choreographer and the Artistic Director of Borderline Arts Ensemble. A former member of the esteemed Footnote Dance Company and recent Guest Artist with NZ Dance Company, Lucy has been awarded Tempo Dance Festival’s “Best Emerging Artist” and “Best Female Dancer” awards, the Eileen May Norris Dance Trust Scholarship and the Creative NZ Tup Lang Choreographic Award.
Lucy is a Leadership Network member of the Asia NZ Foundation, and is the current Dance Educator for the Royal NZ Ballet.
Lucy is an incredibly talented dancers and choreographer. who is passionate about dance and sharing it with other humans!
Christina is a freelance contemporary dancer born and based in Pōneke/Wellington. She trained at the New Zealand School of Dance, where she graduated in 2017. Over the years Christina has performed and collaborated with artists such as Damien Jalet, Nagelhus Schia Productions, Chunky Move, Muscle Mouth, House of Sand, Java Dance Theatre, Good Company Arts, and New Zealand Dance Company. She is the co-creator of Creative Workshops NZ, where they offer contemporary dance workshops and intensives for the youth in Aotearoa. Christina is passionate about sharing her knowledge and curiosities with dance and enjoys creating a safe and inviting dance space for everyone.
LOUGHLAN PRIOR, BALLET
Human Dance Wellington © 2020
Described by Dance Aotearoa New Zealand as ‘A creative tour de force’, Loughlan is an award winning choreographer and film-maker. A distinguished graduate of the New Zealand School of Dance and a former soloist with the Royal New Zealand Ballet, Loughlan is now a Choreographer in Residence at the Royal New Zealand Ballet and the Creative Director of Prior Visual, a project based film collective. Together with Claire Cowan, Loughlan directs Lo|Co Arts, a performance ensemble devoted to the seamless melding of choreographic and compositional practice.