ALIEN is a solo work that embraces the notion of an alien body. Part dance, part embodied ted talk, part poetry, part cyberpunk, part esoteric performance art, part possession, part song the work explores the body as foreign to self and others, often alienated inside change. The work is a surreal satire and an intense embodied critique of societal control over bodies, or any notion of a “best version,” which no one knows what that is, while our planet undergoes profound change. It uses objects, words and actions to deconstruct any remaining notion that the feminine is anything but wild.
Saturday 25 February, 19:45 Main Stage
Alexa Wilson is a NZ dance, performance and video artist, writer and curator who was recently based in Berlin 10 years. She has presented performance and video works in theatre and visual arts contexts across NZ, Europe/UK, Asia, North America, and Australia. She has created works on Touch Compass and Footnote NZ Dance Company, The Status of Being (2014), The Dark Light (2017) and won awards for Weg: A-Way (2011, 4 Auckland Fringe Awards), Toxic White Elephant Shock (2009, Tup Lang Award). She curated Morni Hills Performance Residency India (2017) and is director and founder of Experimental Dance Week Aotearoa.