The Matter Of Fascia

The Matter of Fascia is a site-responsive participatory artefact exploring fascia, or connective tissue, at Lake Rototoa (South Head / Kaipara Harbour).

A group of 8 international dancers researched how fascia manifests in and through movement over the last year and shares some of 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.

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 (or to be rowed if you prefer), to build a tensegrity structure, and to witness performative actions on farmland and in the woods. Some walking, good shoes and weather protection are essential. It is an all-weather outdoor event with a maximum number of 15 spectators, reservations required.

Dance: Lance Cablk, Leah Carrell, Defne Erdur, Pavle Heidler, Neža Jamnizar, Kristian Larsen, Clare Luiten, Vivian Medina, Rosie Tapsell

Sound: Kevin Kim, Charlie Rabuel
Visual Art: Hamish Macdonald, Kerstin Kussmaul

Choreography & concept: Kerstin Kussmaul


Thurs 21 - Fri 22 February; time TBC


Lake Rototoa
68 Donohue Road, South Head


60 - 90 minutes




Accessible seating not available
Language no problem

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Dance & Physical Theatre, Visual Arts Performance / Performance Art