Mammoth is a new movement work by Tallulah Holly-Massey.
Four bodies. Mammals/humans/organisms. A supernatural hair
I am a choreographer and performance artist and I have been
given the Basement Theatre's prestigious Artist in Residence
position for 2018 - previously awarded to Last Tapes Theatre
Company (2016) and FAFSWAG (2017).
This position gives me the opportunity to explore my interests
and push boundaries as an artist in a fully supportive
My first work for the year 'Tender is the Night', was a part of
the Summer season. It was highly successful artistically and had
audiences raving about the work: "beautifully chaotic, brutally
articulate, the most enjoyable indictment of our species I've ever
experienced" - Jess Quaid
'Mammoth' is my second work for the residency - an investigation
into hair as a signifier of social, cultural, and sexual identity,
performed by four irreverent young dancers/actors. The inspiration
for the movement is drawn entirely from internet tropes and videos
of mammals socializing. The cast is made up of two dancers, two
actors and a live musician.
I strongly believe that artists should be paid for their work in
more than just 'experience'. For this reason, I am running a
campaign to pay four performers, musician and lighting
designer for the five-night season in July.
Bio - Tallulah Holly-Massey
Tallulah is a Unitec graduate and works as a freelance dancer,
performer and choreographer. She has danced for and collaborated
with many New Zealand choreographers, including Ann Dewey, Alexa
Wilson, Kelly Nash, Claire O'Neil, Zahra Killeen-Chance, Joshua
Rutter and Kristian Larsen.
Tallulah spent much of last year collaborating with artist and
filmmaker Vincent Ward, and recently returned from a performance
art laboratory in Arizona with Mexico/San Francisco based company
La Pocha Nostra.
3 days to go!!!
1 DAY AGO
We have two more shows to go and we are getting such a great response from our audiences!
However we are running out of time to reach our target so if you have a spare few dollars to donate over the next three days we can pay our exceptionally talented performers.
The Mammoth team
10 days left!
2 WEEKS AGO
We have ten days left to reach our target. We've had some wonderful support so far but still have a long way to go!
We are also only ten days out from our five night season at the Basement Theatre so we've been working hard in the studio and getting really excited to show this new work.
I'm so lucky I get to work with this amazing cast of dancers and actors - Sione Fataua, Ariaana Osborne, Arlo Gibson and Benjamin Mitchell.
Along with lighting designer Paul Bennett, live sound design Kristian Larsen and the support of Made with Magic Productions Sarah-Louise Collins.
We hope to see you all there!