An Honest Conversation with Olivia McGregor and Sacha Copland

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9 May 2024
Cloisters Studio,Te Matatiki Toi Ora, Christchurch

The Arts Centre Home » What's on » An Honest Conversation An Honest Conversation THURSDAY 9 MAY 2024 with Olivia McGregor TIME 7.00pm – 8.00pm PRICING Admit One $15.00 + booking fee additional $1.50 per ticket VENUE: Cloisters Studio 33-year-old dance artist Olivia McGregor and 42-year-old choreographer Sacha Copland will talk while dancing for 1 hour. They will try to be honest. Sacha has choreographed 20 full length works, performs all over the world and lives in Wellington. Olivia has lived between Christchurch, Berlin and Lower Hutt, performing but also trying to understand dance's role in it all. Olivia and Sacha want to talk and dance. Olivia and Sacha both talk a lot. They will try to dance, talk and be honest. “Kia ora I’m Sacha. I’m Pākeha, English Scottish and Polish. I grew up on the land here and for the next 9 weeks I’m a resident artist at the Arts Centre. It’s going to be hard to leave” "Kia ora I'm Olivia. I grew up in Te Awa Kairangi ki Tai/ Lower Hutt and whakapapa to Muaūpoko and Ngāti Raukawa. At the moment I am just floating around and with both excitement/nervous anticipation, will lean into this dance and life exposé because I love it."

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Images by Tom Hoyle, Gianmarco Bresadola, Caio Silva

Honest conversation reviews:

“I have never really seen anything like it before; the connection with the audience was electric.”
Sameena Zehra
"Somewhere between standup comedy, a physical competition, an intergenerational back-and-forth and a celebration of mauri / life force."
Audience member
"The audience loved it, the terrain of the conversation and the honesty exhibited was compelling."
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