Join us for a practical workshop to discover how listening involves the whole body, not just your ears! Choreographer and dancer Julia Harvie will guide participants through a dance / movement improvisation workshop, sharing tools and techniques for exploring new ways to listen. All welcome - no prior experience necessary.

Olivia Webb is an artist, musician and vocalist of Dutch-Pākehā descent, based in Ōtautahi Christchurch. Her art practice uses performance, participation, video, sound and music to give voice to silent experiences and traditions that pulse through our daily lives. Olivia’s most recent artworks explore themes of cultural identity through participatory projects which foreground practices of listening.

Julia Harvie is an award winning New Zealand dance artist. She graduated from UNITEC in 2003 with a Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts in Contemporary Dance. Julia’s practice involves multidisciplinary collaborations, civic engagement, architecture and improvisation. She tends towards challenging dominant power structures through non-theatrical settings which lead to richer consideration of audience perspective and the female body as a powerful political site. She has worked for a wide range of Aotearoa's foremost choreographers. Her work has toured throughout New Zealand and has been presented in Taiwan and Australia. She has eighteen years of experience producing her own works and since 2013 has been the Artistic Director of Movement Art Practice (MAP). She is dedicated to the growth and development her fellow dance, theatre and visual arts practitioners in building communities around their work here in Ōtautahi Christchurch through her work at MAP and Ōtautahi Tiny Performance Festival.

This unique listening workshop is the second in a series, although it has been advertised as 'Bookings essential' - there is no need, you are welcome to turn up on the day and drop in!


  • Free


  • Wed 21 Apr


  • 7:00 pm


  • Corner Worcester Boulevard and Montreal Street
  • Ōtautahi Christchurch, 8140