If These Walls...

Footnote New Zealand Dance

Thu 11 Feb, Fri 12 Feb, Sat 13 Feb, Sun 14 Feb

Various, see below



Hidden Courtyard, 44 Ghuznee St

42 Ghuznee Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand


wheelchair accessible, casual, sensory spectacle, non-verbal

Acclaimed national dance company, Footnote New Zealand Dance, presents If These Walls… by choreographer Claire O’Neil. A joyful site-specific dance work that dives into modes of isolation, surges of communal awakening, and sharing of dance that is deeply embedded in the pursuit of our regeneration and sustainability. If These Walls… will enliven a space in the city with lush movement by the incredible Footnote company members, sound design by award-winning composer Jason Wright, lighting by renowned designer Marcus Mcshane and uplifting grooves by a Balkan band. Join the band on a procession and short dance party on Cuba St after the performance!

11 - 13 Feb: 8:30pm
14 Feb: 3pm

Footnote New Zealand Dance is Aotearoa’s longest-running contemporary dance company. Founded by Deirdre Tarrant in 1985, Footnote is a national arts organisation that extensively tours dance works around Aotearoa and internationally: the company has performed in the United States, China, Germany, the UK, Belgium, Switzerland and France in recent years. Footnote is known for creating and commissioning bold new work by New Zealand artists.

Choreography: Claire O'Neil in collaboration with the dancers
Dancers: Nadiyah Akbar, Oliver Carruthers, Sebastian Geilings, Rosie Tapsell, Cheyanne Teka
Sound Design: Jason Wright
AV Design: Claire O’Neil and Jason Wright
Lighting Designer: Marcus McShane
Production Manager: Joshua Tucker
Stage Manager: Genevieve Poppe
Operator: Haami Hawkins


Creative New Zealand, Wellington City Council, Wellington Community Trust, Pelorus Trust, Tarrant Dance Studios, Havana, Baker Tilly Staples Rodway, Habit Health