About Java Dance Theatre

Java brings cutting edge live dance theatre with original live music to audiences all over the world, choreographed by Sacha Copland.  Java has created 22 full length shows, performing to people all over Aotearoa, Asia, Australia and the United Kingdom.

Java is the creator of the popular Back of the Bus, a site-specific dance show on a moving bus and performed multiple sell-out seasons at the Edinburgh Fringe, the world’s largest arts festival.

Since 2011 Java has toured their award winning Artisan Series with accompanying works for young people. In the Artisan Series Java make bread, wine, cheese and chocolate on stage to explore human civilisation in close proximity.

Java tackle the big conundrums of this worldly existence while taking the audience for a wild ride and enriching their lives with humour, dance, music and cinnamon sticks. Java was Founded in 2003 by artistic director Sacha Copland and founding dancer Rosanne Christie.