Borderline Arts Ensemble

Thu 18 Feb, Fri 19 Feb, Sat 20 Feb, Sun 21 Feb

Various, see below



Wellington Railway station

4 Bunny Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand


wheelchair, sensory, speech free

Inspired by the 1945 film classic Brief Encounter, named by The Guardian as “the best romantic film of all time”, THURSDAY creates a brief encounter with the arts for Pōneke’s unsuspecting public. The Wellington Railway Station will for a brief moment transform from a place of transportation and transit, to a scene of high romance and nostalgia. Borderline Arts Ensemble is excited for people to look at their public spaces anew through dance and art. THURSDAY is a duet full of drama and stunning dancing, created by Borderline's Artistic Director and "ascendant dancer and choreographer Lucy Marinkovich" (Pantograph Punch).

"I wish Thursday was longer. Not something I would typically say but in the case of Thursday by the Borderline Arts Ensemble, Friday can wait" - Natasha Thyne, Theatreview.

"Passers-by paused, stopped, and missed their trains on Thursday, caught in the magic of a mastery of movement that is rarely seen on stage let alone in a railway station!" - Deirdre Tarrant, Theatreview.

"This is better than all the lyrics of all the love songs on all the shelves of all the music shops of the world" - Jennifer Shennan, Theatreview.

18, 19 Feb: 16:00, 19:00
20, 21 Feb: 14:00 16:00

Thursday by Borderline Arts Ensemble (Director &Choreographer: Lucy Marinkovich).
Photo: Philip Merry.

Lucy Marinkovich is a Pōneke-based contemporary dancer, choreographer and the Artistic Director of Borderline Arts Ensemble. A former member of Aotearoa’s esteemed Footnote NZ Dance Company and Guest Artist for The NZ Dance Company, Lucy has received Tempo Dance Festival’s “Best Emerging Artist” and “Best Female Dancer” awards, the Eileen May Norris Dance Trust Scholarship and CNZ’s Tup Lang Choreographic Award.

Hannah Tasker-Poland has spent her life dancing, creating, shapeshifting, inhabiting characters, creatures and forms of creative expression. Hannah’s dance adventures include Atamira Dance Company, Footnote NZ Dance, Borderline Arts Ensemble, World of Wearable Arts and she was a founding member of The New Zealand Dance Company.

Growing up surrounded by dance and theatre, it felt natural for Emmanuel Reynaud to follow a similar path. His arts career has seen him take up roles as a dancer, performer, teacher, rehearsal director and theatre technician — working internationally, and alongside some of Aotearoa’s most prominent choreographers and performers.

With thanks to Deirdre Tarrant, Tarrant Dance Studios, Katrina Todd, Wellesley Studios, and Wellington City Council.