2020 ARTISTS

We are proud to present this year's artists for The Performance Arcade 2020. We have an array of performances to bring to you from drag to marathon runners and award-winning international artists from all over the globe. Find them in the hidden Speakeasy or out in the Wellington harbour. Come and explore all the wonderments our artists have to offer you.

Katrina Bastian

Zugzwang 2020

Germany

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Katrina Bastian

Katrina began her choreographic career at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, where she investigated the phenomenon of the grotesque in dance and literature. She then moved on to a choreographic residency at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance and soon joined the Orian Theatre Dance Company of Paris, France. Katrina has worked with choreographers and artists in Europe, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Her choreographic work has been featured throughout Europe. In 2019 she graduated from the Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz with a Masters in Choreography.

-Concept, Choreography, & Performance: Katrina E. Bastian, Sound Design: Flinn Gendall, Technical Support: Joseph Gendall

Zugzwang 2020

A treadmill functions as a site and symbol of the pressures of daily life. The artist is trapped on this machine as she performs a series of choreographed gestures. Participants are invited to control the speed, offer water, or even take a turn running as she labours to keep up with the task she has set herself and the capricious whims of passers-by.

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