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STRUCTURE exists as a metaphorical magnifying glass. The show highlights the ways in which external structures control our lives in the era of late-stage Capitalism. What causes us to follow the norm and what happens when we deviate from this? STRUCTURE encourages the audience to gaze inwards, examining the harsh rigidity of impersonal structures and the gentleness of interpersonal connections. 

Exploring themes of social interconnectivity, mental health, the loneliness epidemic, grief, loss, hope and joy, this show will transport you through a meditative, melancholic yet hopeful reflection on what it means to exist in 2023. 

Choreographic Direction: Bella Wilson

Producer: Madison Cronin 

Lead Dancers: Brittany Kohler, Gus Syben, Kit Reilly & Natasha Kohler

Ensemble Dancers: Abi Jones, Alexandra Lamm, Carla Harré, Deborah Fletcher, Erin Meek, Holly Finch, Jess Crompton & Joanna Cook

Understudies: Lara Chuo, Tess Doorman-Smith, Peni Fakaua & Woody Sabanhdt. 

Composer: Flo Wilson

Choreographic Mentor: Lucy Marinkovich

Costume Designer: Lisa EcEwan

Lighting Designer: Paul Bennett

Av Designer: Yin-Chi Lee

Photography: Jinki Cambronero

Shown at: Raye Freedman Arts Centre, Auckland 2023

Contribution to & support of previous STRUCTURE development periods: 

Lucy Guerin Inc. (Melbourne), Wellesley Studios, Creative New Zealand, Unitec Dance, The University of Auckland - Dance Studies department, Dance24Seven, Zoë Nicholson, Tūī  Hofmann, Jaz Yahel, Alexa Wilson, Cat Ruka, Sarah Foster-Sproull, James O’Hara, Katrina Todd, Adam Naughton, Sharvon Mortimer, Oli Mathiesen, Katrina Bastian, Raven Afoa-Purcell, Kimberley Halberg, Elani Austin-Tennant, Issie Cassidy, Ruchi Ahuja, Celia Hext, Cade Hansen, Katie Shaw, Cecilia Wilcox, Nahyeon Lee & Janaína Moraes.

DANZ Review: Jenny Stevenson

Theatreview Review: Nicole Wilkie
Theatreview Review: Felicity Molloy




Goodbye conscious consumer, hello capitalist perfection, from farm to fridge all neatly disguised for your ethical pleasure.


MEAT offers an immersive and penetrating dive into the unsettling psychology of consumption; what are you consuming and what consumes you?

​Choreographic Direction: Tūī  Hofmann

Producer: Zöe Nicholson

Peformers: Bella Wilson, Brittany Kohler, Jaz Yahel, Natasha Kohler, Rose Tapsell (2018 iteration), Tūī  Hofmann

(2019 iteration)

Sound Designer: Alex Zielinski (Riyoon)

Costume Designer: Lisa McEwan

Textile Designer: Elise Li
Lighting Designer: Paul Bennett 
Av Designer: Sam Folkhard-Hodgson

Set Designer: Achmed Abman

Photography: Justin Spiers

Shown at: Basement Theatre (Premiere Season 2018), BATS Theatre Wellington - NZ Fringe Festival 2019, Dunedin Fringe Festival (2019), ONEONESIX Theatre - Whangārei (2019), Abbotsford Convent - Industrial School, Melbourne Fringe (2019) 

Awards: MEAT was nominated for Outstanding Design, Best in Fringe and won Best Dance at the Dunedin Fringe Awards 2019.

DANZ Review: Lauren Sanderson

Theatreview Review: Hannah Molloy




What remains when we offer surrealism to the body? How does one dance with the subconscious?

Magnificent Remains is a contemporary dance work by Brittany Kohler in collaboration with Dance Plant Collective, inspired by the surrealism movement. It is a nod to the original Surrealists, who, in pursuit of liberation turned to the unconscious mind.

Choreographic Direction: Brittany Kohler

Producer: Zoë Nicholson

Dancers: Amber Liberté, Bella Wilson, Jacob Reynolds, Miriam Eskilden, Natasha Kohler, Raven Afoa-Purcell,  Tūī Hofmann

Choreographic Mentor: Rose Philpott

Sound Designer: james risbey

Costume Designer: Zoë McNicholas

Lighting Designer: Paul Bennett

Photography: Jinki Cambronero

Shown at: LOT23, Auckland 2021 (Premiere Season)

DANZ Review: Lauren Sanderson

Theatreview Review: Lucien Johnson




A ritual, in three slices, giving trust to natural discoveries and curiosity. They present these slices between mind and magic, giving light to darkness and answers to no questions. They are each their own and own their slices. As we are, in similarity and unknown, finding space within boundaries and boundaries within space.

A wordplay, a movement play, and a look at the fallings into place within their art form. Dance Plant Collective present a look at our thoughts, our relationships, and the unknown.


Choreographic Direction: Bella Wilson ('Cha(order)s'), Brittany Kohler & Natasha Kohler (Rituals of Similarity)

Producer: Zoë Nicholson

Performers: Bella Wilson, Brittany Kohler, Jaz Yahel, Natasha Kohler

Sound Designer: james risbey

Lighting Design: Paul Bennett

Photography: Peter Jennings


Shown at: Studio One — Toi Tū - Auckland Fringe Festival 2018, Short & Sweet Dance Festival 2018 (Rituals of Similarity)

Awards: 'Best Newcomers Award - Company' - Auckland Fringe Awards 2018, DANZ Choreographic Mentorship Award 2018 (Rituals of Similarity).

DANZ Review: Tru Paraha




Desperate Late Night Energy! A blend of colour, sounds, electronic beats and hypnotising dance moves. Boycrush and Dance Plant Collective have come together to create a night of unhinged madness and magic. Prepare to be allured.

Boycrush released their album Desperate Late Night Energy in 2018, and it received rave reviews. They were nominated for a VNZMA for Best Electronic Artist and for the Critic's Choice Award. Boycrush has previously opened for Lorde, Kimbra, and Liam Finn.


Choreographic Direction & Peformance: Bella Wilson, Brittany Kohler, Jaz Yahel, Natasha Kohler, Tūī  Hofmann

Producer: Zoë Nicholson

Music & Live Peformance: Boycrush

Costume Design: RUBY

Lighting Design: Paul Bennett

Photography: Peter Jennings

Shown at: Basement Theatre - Auckland Fringe Festival 2019

Awards: 'Best Costume' and 'Best Music' Auckland Fringe Awards Night​

DANZ Review: Lauren Sanderson

Theatrescenes Review: Irene Corbett



Paths that pedestrians take informally - in spite of urban design

Why do we stay "on track" when the route just goes in circles? What drives us to stray from sanctioned pathways? How do we harmonize our desires?

and where does spontaneity lead us?''

Desire Line(s) was Dance Plant's first work as a collective and was premiered in early 2017. Co-choreographed by the full collective, the work had a successful season at Auckand's Samoa House and was re-developed into a series of short films later in 2018.

​Choreographic Direction & Performance: Bella Wilson, Brittany Kohler, Jaz Yahel, Natasha Kohler, Rose Tapsell, Tūī  Hofmann

Sound Design: Flo Wilson

Lighting Design: Paul Bennett

Photography: Ben O'Connor (A still from Desire Line(s) short films

Shown at: Samoa House, Auckland 2017

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