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Open ChCh: Open Rehearsal of POOL Side

Open ChCh: Open Rehearsal of POOL Side

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  • Sun 16 May, 1:30pm – 2:30pm


The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora, 2 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch


All Ages

Venue: The Canopy (adjacent to Boys’ High) at the Arts Centre

MAP’ Community Choreographic Project invites ‘untrained’ people to participate and perform a new work by professional artists to the public. This year Olivia Webb (sound and visual artist) in collaboration with Julia Harvie (contemporary choreographer), will create a multidisciplinary and site-specific performance P O O L SIDE, underpinned by their mutual interest in community performance and democratisation of the body and voice. P O O L SIDE will be a choral and movement driven work situated at the Waltham Community Pool once it has been emptied for the winter in June.

Halfway through the process, they will run an open rehearsal as part of Open Christchurch at The Canopy at the Arts Centre, the site of the Old Boys’ High swimming pool.

Conceptually, the pool as a gathering for communities is a site rich for social commentary, referencing the physical absence of water in these pools, P O O L SIDE will invite dialogue on the challenges we face as a community in regards to the impacts we have on our water ecosystems, and the ways we can work together to address these challenges.

Publicly accessible restrooms, Wheelchair/Walking Aid/Pram accessible, Service animals allowed, Assistive listening devices, Child friendly.

Join Open Christchurch on 15 & 16 May. With 46 open buildings, two guided central city walks and dozens of special activities (from children’s workshops to performance as well as expert talks and tours), Open Christchurch 2021 is a celebration of our architecture. Discover new spaces or get up close to buildings you love, for free.

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