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Choreolab 2020

Choreolab is firmly established as the most significant professional development event for dance practitioners in New Zealand, drawing artists from around the country and overseas to Wellington each summer. In 2020 workshops will be held by Peter Jasko, Charles Koroneho, Josie Archer and Kosta Bogoievski.

Choreolab 2020: Studio Showing

Join us for our first informal showing of the year!

We invite you to a free showing at Te Auaha, held in our final week of Choreolab 2020. This annual event offers a great insight into the Choreolab environment and the workings of Choreolab participants; professional freelance dancers from New Zealand, Australia, Europe and beyond.

Participants will share movement explorations and moments from two weeks of workshops with tutors Peter Jasko, Charles Koroneho, Josie Archer and Kosta Bogoievski.

All welcome!

Tapere Nui, Te Auaha
65 Dixon St
Thursday 23rd January
5.30pm – 6.15pm






ChoreoCo 2020: New Dance Group

Combining fresh choreographic voices with a short-term company of remarkable dance artists, ChoreoCo by Footnote is designed especially for the New Zealand Fringe Festival every year. For Fringe 2020, choreographers Josie Archer and Kosta Bogoievski join with five bright and brilliant ChoreoCo dancers to create New Dance Group.

With an eye for the oddities of everyday scenes, in New Dance Group, Josie and Kosta bring their observations of domestic and public spaces into the theatre. New Dance Group will delight in pulling apart the common ingredients that make up a dance show, examining them, and putting them back together in weird and wonderful ways.

The cast of ChoreoCo will be announced during the final week of Footnote’s annual professional development event, Choreolab. Keep an eye out between the 21st – 25th January to find out who will be performing in this new work!

Circa Theatre

10th – 15th March 2020

Book Tickets

Gaga Class with Gosia Mielech

Photo by Łukasz Jankowski.

We’re excited to be hosting two Gaga classes with Gosia Mielich at our studios! Join us for both classes on the 11th and 12th February from 9-10.15am. There are limited spots available so please register ASAP to secure your place.

Cost: $30 to attend both classes
Register by emailing Anita Hunziker – anita@footnote.org.nz

Gaga classes are based on a deep listening to and awareness of the scope of physical sensations. While class instructions are often imbued with rich imagery that stimulates the imagination, the layering of information builds into a multisensory, physically challenging experience. Gaga offers a workout that develops flexibility, stamina, agility, coordination, and efficiency of movement. The exploration of form, speed, and effort is accompanied by the playful investigation of soft and thick textures, delicacy and explosive power, and understatement and exaggeration.

About Gosia Mielech:

Gosia Mielech is a dancer, choreographer and certified Gaga teacher. While based in Poland, Gosia travels all over the world to teach and perform. She was a soloist of the Polish Dance Theatre in Poznań (2007–2012), and has worked with choreographers including Ohad Naharin, Yossi Berg, Jacek Przybyłowicz, Ewa Wycichowska, Gunhild Bjørnsgaard, Susanne Jaresand, Thierry Verger and many others. She founded DanceLab, an independent dance company, in 2012. She is also the founder of GoPiYoga – a form of movement suitable for dancers and non-dancers.

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