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SITE WORKS 2016
Property partner: Dunedin City Council
Wall St Mall, Dunedin
May 13 - 27 2016
Images: Justin Spiers
Nine energetic dance works took place in and around the Wall St Mall, including the spectacular glass display box high above the Mall plaza, an empty retail shop and in spaces found amongst the hectic hustle of Friday night shoppers. These performances were the final works of Otago University Dance students, lead by Dance Studies lecturer Ali East.
The student project involved researching the history and uses of the site along with its architectural features, then creating a short choreographic response. For two weeks leading up to the event shoppers also witnessed the explorations and rehearsals by the students.
For the final performance, the public paused to watch the dancers filling the mall with an unexpected energy and adding surprise to an otherwise normal Friday night’s shopping.