Dance Plant Collective is a contemporary dance-theatre company based in Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa (Auckland, New Zealand). Our vision is to create politically challenging and transformative performance work and the roots of our practice are planted in a desire to nuture community, honour the body as a locus of understanding and uphold the interconnectedness of all things. Co-founded in late 2016, Dance Plant offers a unique collaborative practice inspired by the genius of rhizome ecosystems. We embrace both absurdity and authenticity, trusting the spontaneous cross-fertilisation of view-points to produce startling new material staged in equally surprising spaces.
Dance Plant Collective have shared our award-winning, sold-out performances throughout New Zealand and Australia. We regularly offer collaborative opportunities through a community-based approach within our work.
"The dancers, of course, show us their amazing physical feats. There are moments when they show true unity, understanding and listening to each other’s bodies."
"A beautiful piece of body endurance."
“It’s a quality of choreography and dance that I haven’t seen in a long time.”
"Deft movement sequences, delicately intertwining, and simultaneously expressing subtle differences"
"It is a joy to see up to 16 dancers on stage at once"