Chris Jannides

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Chris Jannides (PhD) was the founder of the pioneering NZ dance company Limbs. Chris then went on to create a second company in Australia, Darc Swan, whose focus was primarily dance-in-education. On returning to New Zealand, he was Head of Dance at Unitec School of Performing and Screen Arts in Auckland for 9 years before relocating to the UK to complete a practice-based PhD. His doctorate produced a system called the bodymAPP, which is a movement improvisation tool derived from a close analysis of pedestrian activity. Now living in Wellington, Chris is a full-time movement tutor at Toi Whakaari, the NZ Drama School, where he is developing its movement curriculum, as well as using his doctoral research as a teaching tool for the training of both actors and dancers.

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ONEPU

Wellington, Christchurch

19/07/2019 - 03/08/2019

"Deep local connections..

"Rippling wind at the rim of the world..

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DISCOTHEQUE

Wellington

19/03/2019 - 23/03/2019

"Crowd-pleasingly cliched commentary..

"Exploring the female stereotype..

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WHARE

Wellington

06/06/2018 - 09/06/2018

"Message of self worth..

"Ecstatic reception..

SWAN LAKE / LOCH NA hEALA

Wellington

14/03/2018 - 17/03/2018

"The apolitical made political - dance theatre with a social bite..

BETROFFENHEIT

Wellington

03/03/2018 - 04/03/2018

"Brings audience face to face with shock, trauma and grief..

"A world of existential anguish and hallucinogenic physicality..

LOBSTERS

Wellington, Nelson

21/10/2017 - 15/10/2018

"Passionate emotions surrealised..

"A brilliant exploration of the surreal..

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THE ABSURDITY OF HUMANITY

New Plymouth, Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington

24/08/2016 - 20/09/2017

"From the jocular to the jugular and beyond.....

"Poignant moments of tenderness..

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ONCE

Wellington, Auckland

08/09/2017 - 08/10/2017

"Testing the mettle of creative contributors..

"Solo choreographies a tribute to talented graduates..

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LICK MY PAST

Wellington, Auckland

06/06/2017 - 01/07/2017

"fragments, a family album..

"An intimate and comedic journey..

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FABRICATE

Wellington, Dunedin

02/03/2017 - 13/03/2017

"A tight and entangling work..

"Testing grounds..

INCOGNITO and SUBSEQUENT SLAVERY

Wellington

20/02/2017 - 22/02/2017

"Plastic animation vs technical chic..

FEELING GROOVY

Wellington

14/02/2017 - 15/02/2017

"Thoughtful, ambitious experiment still feeling its way..

MANU and WEARING MY MAP - Double Bill

Porirua

02/12/2016 - 03/12/2016

"Strong contrasts in Measina double bill..

Aumaga & Shel We? double bill

Porirua

01/12/2016 - 03/12/2016

"Male energy to the max, humour to the fore..

THE FENCE

Wellington

15/09/2016 - 24/09/2016

"Undoubted expertise under-challenged..

SHAOLIN WARRIORS

Wellington, Auckland

31/08/2016 - 11/09/2016

"Beauty, elegance, storytelling, humour, amazing kung fu artistry..

SCOPE - NZSD Choreographic Season 2016

Wellington

20/05/2016 - 28/05/2016

"A beautiful celebration of physical prowess and artistry..

"FUSIONS OF LIFE..

CASTLES

Wellington, Auckland

12/02/2016 - 03/03/2017

"Defying normal choreographic logic..

"Schizophrenic, enigmatic and perplexing yet rivetting..

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TITLED

Wellington

12/04/2016 - 16/04/2016

"This work is absolutely necessary for new growth and originality to emerge..

"Self-defeating or worth your risk?..

*NZSD GRADUATION SEASON 2015

Wellington

18/11/2015 - 28/11/2015

"SHINE IN ABUNDANCE, BUT WE WANT MORE..

"A real graduation gala..

WHITIREIA PERFORMING ARTS GRADUATION SEASON 2015

Wellington

10/11/2015 - 13/11/2015

"Proud. Slick. Spirited..

30FORWARD- Footnote New Zealand Dance

Wellington, Christchurch, Auckland, Tauranga, Wairarapa

28/07/2015 - 30/10/2015

"Searching, experimenting and yearning choreography..

"Memorable and spirited celebration of 30 years of Footnote..

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