Celluloid Reverie is a contemporary dance performance inspired by the life and practice of Derek Jarman. It has been created in response to Jarman’s film My Very Beautiful Movie (1974), also on display in the exhibition. Choreographed by Kelly Nash and performed by Caleb Heke and Oli Mathiesen, Celluloid Reverie is an interconnected, responsive dance performance that traverses between two performers, the film’s sound and scenery, and the presence of the artist.

Kelly Nash works in multidimensional ways incorporating multimedia, movement, healing and queer/ indigenous culture. Current Artistic Manager for Atamira Dance company, Kelly is also Co-Director of Body Island 'I(s)land Body, Te Ha Te Ka' and ConTact C.A.R.E Central (Martial arts based physical therapy) alongside her partner Nancy Wijohn. With over two decades of contributing to Aotearoa’s dance scene and performing globally in diverse cultural contexts, Kelly is recognised as an accomplished dancer, choreographer and artist who has specialist training in impact injury resolution and teaches these skills and others to the community.

Oli is a queer choreographer and dancer based in Tâmaki Makaurau (Ngati Hine, Ngati Manu, Ngapuhi). He is an emerging artist, working nationally and internationally. Oli has an ongoing performative and choreographic practice centred around his indigenous, queer, and political identity.

Caleb is a contemporary dance artist, born and raised in Tâmaki Makaurau. Caleb's interest in dance started from their interest in music. They enjoy playing with rhythmic and arrhythmic decision making when it comes to choreography and music. Caleb has been a dancer with Atamira Dance Company since 2020.


  • Free


  • Sat 15 Jun


  • 1:45 pm


  • Level 4, The Kenneth Myers Centre
  • 74 Shortland Street
  • Auckland, 1010