Saturday 27 October. Free entry.
In response to Synthetic Baby, Julia Harvie is choreographing a movement work which plays on machinated choreography and control. Exploring the interplay between programming, pattern and repetition, the performer will be connected to an EMS (electronic muscle stimulator) machine and work both with and against the currents being sent into her body.
Julia Harvie's practice involves multi-disciplinary collaborations, civic engagement, architecture, and improvisation. She tends towards challenging dominant power structures through non-theatrical settings. Her work has toured throughout New Zealand and has been presented in Taiwan and Australia. She has been awarded Most Outstanding Performer of the NZ Fringe, Best Dance at the Dunedin Fringe, and The Listener's NZ Best Female Contemporary Dancer in 2008.