Project 29 - MEAT


Dance Plant Collective
March 2019
23 Princes Street
Property Partner: Harada Investments

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

Winner of Best Dance at the Dunedin Fringe Festival: MEAT by DANCE PLANT Collective, coming to Ōtepoti from a SOLD-OUT season in Auckland, MEAT is a contemporary dance theatre work choreographed by Tui Hofmann in collaboration with DANCE PLANT Collective. It unwraps the meat industry and explores its social and environmental implications. MEAT offers an immersive dive into the unsettling psychology of consumption; what are you consuming and what consumes you?

Dance Plant Collective ran two open workshops in the space over the course of the weekend. The first created as a special opportunity for dance students and professionals to learn some of the stunning repertoire from the show, and to learn a little bit more about their creative process. A great morning of dancing hard and sharing ideas.

The second: ‘Mindful Movement’, a dance fitness class run regularly at their space in Auckland, aimed at all levels and created especially for adults by professional dancers from Dance Plant Collective. Combining elements from contemporary dance, ballet, yoga and pilates, a class to stretch, strengthen and move you in new ways. Improve your fitness, sculpt your body and find a deeper mind and body connection.

”MEAT is already achieving what I set out for it to do. Create conversations. Conversations surrounding factory farming, climate change, sentience, morals and ethics, consumption, WASTE. MEAT feels so important because it is important. Why not get a bunch of talented artists together to talk about it?” Choreographer Tui Hofmann.

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

Keep in touch with Dance Plant Collective here.

Images: Justin Spiers

Kate Schrader