The thing we are making....
This is an experimental feminist performance at its best. An
anarchic collision of theatre, dance, comedy and live art. This is
a piece to wake us up a little. A tiny little call to arms.
If there's not dancing...is a collage. It is a party.
It is a poem. It smashes together material from contemporary
culture including film (Titanic, Psycho, Pretty Woman, 500
Days of Summer) and other contemporary sources (advertising, pop
songs, pornography) to look at how we look: How we look at bodies,
women and the presentation of women's bodies as passive
What we need from you...
Art costs money and being artists we don't have any. We are
all professional theatre-makers trying to beg borrow and steal to
make this work happen. We just require a bit of help for the things
we cannot convince people to give us for free. Any donations will
go towards rehearsal space, printing and a small fee for
the technical team. We would love your help. We will love you
This is us.....
Julia Croft is a performer and theatre maker
based in Auckland. She is a graduate of Toi Whakaari NZ Drama
School and has studied with Philippe Gaulier (Paris). She has
worked with some of the top theatre companies in New Zealand
including Red Leap, Indian Ink, Town Centre and Auckland Theatre
Company. "If there's not dancing..." is her first solo work, the
result of 8 months spent studying in New York City with Anne
Bogarts SITI Company.
Virginia Frankovich is a Philippe Gaulier
(Paris) and John Bolton (Melbourne) trained theatre-maker who works
predominantly in devised theatre and film. After graduating from
the University of Auckland (Psychology & Film), she has gone on
to act and direct for professional theatre companies (Auckland
Theatre Company; Fractious Tash) as well as presenting her own
devised works, both in NZ and Europe, including the acclaimed