The Matter Of Fascia

The Matter of Fascia is a site-responsive participatory artefact exploring fascia, or connective tissue, at Lake Rototoa (South Head / about one hour from CBD).

A group of 9 international dancers researched how fascia manifests in and through movement over the last year and shares the results in this performance, a PhD project by German/Austrian choreographer Kerstin Kussmaul at Auckland University. This is a leisurely evening in the fringes of the Auckland region to discover the matter of fascia in movement.

Fascia is what connects and differentiates all kinds of structures in our bodies, it organizes our movement, but it is also a reminder of the otherness within us. You might be invited to row a dinghy, to build a tensegrity structure, and to witness performative actions on farmland, in the woods and in water. to explore aspects of fascia. Walking, good shoes and weather protection are essential. It is an all-weather outdoor event with a very limited number of spectators.

Dance: Lance Cablk (NZ/US), Leah Carrell (NZ), Defne Erdur (TR/FR), Pavle Heidler (SE/CR), Neža Jamnizar (SI), Kristian Larsen (NZ), Clare Luiten (NZ), Vivian Medina (CO), Rosie Tapsell (NZ)

Sound: Kevin Kim, Charlie Rabuel
Visual Art: Hamish Macdonald, Kerstin Kussmaul
Tour Guide: Emma Bendall
Special guests: Olive Bendall and Mint

Choreography & concept: Kerstin Kussmaul


Thurs 21 - Fri 22 February, 5.30pm

This event is now sold out!


Lake Rototoa
68 Donohue Road, South Head


90 - 120 minutes



Reservations essential. Please email from January 24th onwards to reserve your ticket.


Accessible seating not available
Language no problem

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Dance & Physical Theatre, Visual Arts Performance / Performance Art