The Body Festival 2011

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The Body is Christchurch’s Annual Festival of Dance and Physical Theatre – taking place from 24 September to 16 October in various venues across Christchurch City and the Selwyn District the 2011 Festival is by far our biggest since the festival’s inception in 2001.
 From the Festival Director…
After what seems an eternity (given the shake of September caused us to cancel the 2010 festival) we’re back with our 10th Body Festival of Dance and Physical Theatre and our biggest to date.
80+ workshops and over 20 performances along with an arts celebration in the park as part of the Real New Zealand festival during Rugby World Cup, Body 2011 promises to warm the hearts and get the feet tapping for all of Christchurch as we Spring into dance.
Southern Lights Dance Company are back with the programme they were due to perform last year and in addition we have performances from some of New Zealand’s leading dance artists including Carol Brown, Louise Potiki Bryant, Ann Dewey, Bipeds, Jolt Dance,
Maria Dabrowska and many more.
Our workshop programme sees two new relationships forged with the Heart Foundation and the Mental Health Foundation and we broaden our community participation outreach to include Selwyn district with programmes in Rolleston and Lincoln joining our, as always, comprehensive range of have a go workshops throughout the city.

In a year that has seen much change in our wonderful city we are delighted to be able to bring you this programme utilising many new venues including parks, school theatres and community centres and hope that you will take this opportunity to join us in a wonderful set of social occasions as we celebrate all things dance and get this city back on its feet with The Body 2011. 

Reviews of The Body Festival 2011 productions



14/10/2011 - 16/10/2011

"A body which speaks volumes..

Soul of the Beast - Anima della Bestia

Wellington, Christchurch

08/10/2011 - 14/10/2011

"Natural vs un-natural ways..

"Raw manifestations of human nature..



07/10/2011 - 08/10/2011

"Everybody should see this show..

REVOLVE from dusk to dawn


04/10/2011 - 05/10/2011

"A strangely beautiful aesthetic generated from sleep science..

Shine Lady by Spinning Sun

Auckland, Christchurch

02/10/2011 - 12/10/2011

"Gestures and images that trigger the imagination..

"Original, engaging and beguiling contemporary dance..

2011 - Southern Lights Dance Company

Christchurch, Auckland

30/09/2011 - 04/10/2011

"Indomitable Cantabrian dancers..

"Sources in culture, science, spirituality..

Move: A Seismic Journey


27/09/2011 - 30/09/2011

"Evoking our shaky times..



24/09/2011 - 25/09/2011

"Lively and entertaining..

Weg: A-Way

Auckland, Christchurch

10/03/2011 - 12/10/2011

"Unapologetically provocative, political and anarchic..

"Priceless performance..

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Christchurch, Dunedin, Auckland

01/04/2009 - 14/10/2012

"A charming celebration of the past..

"Lily = outsider spinster artist dedicated to her art..

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