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28.10 2023

Green Silence

28 October 2023 8:00pm - 9:00 pm
/ Movement Art Practice presents Green Silence - a poetic dance weaving through sonic landscapes
Hansen Park, Opawa

A poetic dance weaving through sonic landscapes.

From the very heart of the park, I welcome you. Are you with me?
Gather, gather, around, around. Lines, lines, square off, square off.  Stop. Gather up.
Comfort fingertips, some particular angular shape.
Felt safe out here, in the clear clearance, once we carved the spaces

Green Silence is a surrealist painting-in-motion, a site-specific work transforming the community function of the park into a concoction of performance encounters. Come for a meditative night-walk experience.

Green Silence disrupts our expectations of the park space in surprising ways. A picnic tale, a soccer opera, a floral arrangement hanging in the sporting space. The park becomes a visual promenade, a slow march, a collapsing of worlds and environments. From the utopian to the confessional, Green Silence asks us to slow down, to draw in closer, to experience distance and proximity.

Movement Art Practice (MAP) produces its fifth Community Choreographic Project Green Silence in collaboration with choreographer and director Sarah Elsworth and a cast of community artists. Lighting design by visual artist Stuart Lloyd-Harris. Set to a stunning cinematic sound score composed by talented multi-instrumentalist musician Anita Clark/MOTTE. Be greeted with a pair of headphones and take up the offer of an immersive and intimate sound experience.

Saturday 28 October
8pm and 10pm
Approximately 1 hour performance
Hansen Park

Event Information
How to get to the venue: check in by the Port Hills Athletics Club (16A Butler Street), at the Butler Street entrance, Opawa, Christchurch 8023. The #27 bus stops 450m on Wilsons Rd. The #8 bus stops 1km away on Opawa Rd.
Where to park cars at the venue: there are spaces outside of the Port Hills Athletics Club or roadside parking on Ombersley Terrace. Arrive early to ensure you can find a park before performance time as these spaces will not be reserved.
Where are the disability access car parks: TBC
When to get to the venue: we encourage people to be there about 15 minutes before showtime.
What to wear: appropriate footwear for grass and gravel. Dress to be warm. This event takes place outside.
Accessibility information: being in the audience at this show will involve moving between seated stations in the park. Seats will be provided. Please get in touch if you would like more information (info@movementartpractice.org).

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