This November, Movement Art Practice brings you the very first Ōtautahi Tiny Performance Festival! A single day-and-night of performance from some of Christchurch and New Zealand's most exciting artists.

Ōtautahi Tiny Performance Festival presents a range of performance disciplines: from performance art to theatre, dance to poetry, film to music, for a day-long series of unmissable events. The festival boasts a bevy of Aotearoa's performance art heavyweights, curated by Festival Director Julia Harvie.

All events will be held at CoCA, with food and beverages available throughout the festival. We invite you to be immersed in the ideas, the conversations, and to stay for the full experience – day to night!

Ōtautahi Tiny Performance Festival is a platform for audiences to engage in the work of our experimental and independent artists. The festival draws together a new generation of physical performance makers from Ōtautahi, Aotearoa and beyond. We embrace artists who are taking risks, pushing the boundaries and breaking new ground and artists who spark dialogue and ask questions rather than provide answers.

We have curated work that is not necessarily easy but instead, transcends our understanding of ourselves and our world and has the courage to speak to the challenges of our times.

Ōtauatahi Tiny Performance Festival is about intimacy, shared experience at close quarters and small moments that can endure long after the performance ends.

The festival is comprised mainly of solos, duos and trios, so as an audience you are getting artists at their most vulnerable and breaking new ground with their practice.

Our shows seat 100 at the most with one of our sessions only taking 12 people per booking. In the day and age of mass production and bigger is better, our festival suggests we place value on the little things.

Ōtautahi Tiny Performance Festival is about heartfelt exchange and shared experience in the light of day and moving together once it gets dark. 

Join us for a day of gutsy, personal, political, messy and vulnerable work. It is time to celebrate the experimental, the innovative and the brave.