With urgency, freedom and force, the existential new dance theatre work from Stuart Lloyd-Harris and Julia Harvie takes you on an immersive performance trip behind the barriers to create a micro society inside one of The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora’s Engineering buildings.
With layers of history from its original role as the University of Canterbury’s Engineering Department to the home of The Court Theatre, HIVE breathes new life into the now earthquake-strengthened building providing the audience a once-in-a-lifetime chance to get behind the fences before the building is fully restored and steps into its new role.
Drawing together dancers Josie Archer, Kosta Bogoievski, Sarah Elsworth, and cellist, Nicole Reddington, HIVE reveals unflinching existential, social and ecological concerns.
Please note: Due to the current state of the building and the immersive nature of the work, the work is not fully accessible. We can provide portable seating on request, but the audience will be standing and moving through the site and performance.