Champa J. Maciel grew up in Australia and graduated from NZ School of Dance in 2008. Since then she has been working professionally as a choreographer, movement director, dancer, tutor and actor in Hawke’s Bay. Champa was movement director on two works for the Hawkes Bay Arts Festival in 2018, for Puti Lancaster’s work ‘Freedom is Behind My Breath’, as well as co-creating and performing in _META. She is a co-founder of the Human Project Aotearoa.
AND THE EARTH SHIFTED
BENEATH MY FEET
21 FEB, 5-6PM/ 22-24 FEB, 10-11.30AM
This poignant dance and performance work features a projected filmscape and a group of bodies that move and shift over a bed of soil. Recorded voices create a rich audio tapestry, recorded from conversations with people about cultural, generational and physical displacement, and the seeking for hope and home that we all share. Through physical performance, film and sound, And the Earth Shifted Beneath My Feet explores the very innate craving that we all have for belonging, and the edges of our being that fray when we find ourselves on the outside, looking in.
Sound Creator: Rosie Langabeer
Thanks to all those who shared their stories.
Supported by Wellington City Council Public Art Fund
THE HUMAN PROJECT AOTEAROA
Sophie Jean Follet is a dancer, choreographer, and dance teacher. She studied dance at the University of Auckland where she completed her Bachelor of Dance Studies with Honours. She has performed in multiple works for festivals, including Short and Sweet, Tempo and the Youth Dance festival in Singapore. She currently runs the Sophie Jean Dance Company and teaches dance in schools. She is a co-founder of the Human Project Aotearoa.