Siri Embla Risnes

Siri Embla Risnes

Siri Embla Risnes

International freelance performance artist with a long history and a wide range of skills (acting, physical theatre, dance, improvisation, singing/songwriter, video, poetry, clowning.
Trained at Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts (Contemporary Performance, WAAPA), Baardar Academy of Musical Theatre in Norway, and spent one year with master improviser Al Wunder (theatre of the ordinary).
Work experience range from small improvised solos to big musical ensembles like Chess (2006) and Les Miserablès (2003).
Toured the devised multimedia poetry theatre show ”Lovers Walk – A Poetic Journey in 8 Scenes” together with Gus Simonovic in Europe (incl Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2011) and NZ.
Instigated the kinetic poetry ensemble ”The White Wall” , which performs improvised site specific pieces on a regular basis in New Zealand (Prana 2012, First Thursdays K’rd, InVoice & Music – Wallace Arts Gallery, Whitespace Contemporary Gallery).
Previous vocalist in Macombee & The Absolute Truth, headlining New Years Eve at Prana festival 2010.
Played in “Helter” (2012), ”Amanda Fra Haugesund” (2011).
Works for Printable Reality NZ, devising new poetry theatre fusing it with dance and other art forms. Ready with Insomnia in a Daydream for Auckland Fringe 2013 and tour. Her main focus is to create connections between people and the environment. To create space for thought and feeling, to allow senses to expand into new dimensions through poetry of words and movement, telling stories for the heart and soul. She loves collaborating with other artists and aim to continuously create new work.

Juliet Shelley

Juliet Shelley

Juliet Shelley


Juliet Shelley is a freelance dancer, performer, teacher and choreographer. She studied dance at Trinity Laban, London & SNDO Holland. She relocated from Europe to New Zealand in 1994. She has taught and performed in the UK, Italy, USA, Australia and New Zealand. She is a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique (UK) and a certified teacher of Pilates Mat and Studio (Aus. & NZ). She currently lives and works in Wellington. She speaks three languages and has dual citizenship, Europe and NZ.
Choreography, Performance and Production Work 1986 – 2012
Between the Lines, Move Closer and Tuba Sea –SNDO, Amsterdam 1986 Instant Catastrophe – Dartington College of Arts and Pegasus Theatre, Oxford 1988 Platform Souls – London Chisenhale Dance Space 1989 Death of a Fairy – London, Amsterdam, Oxford 1990 Here She Comes – Movement Research, New York, USA 1997 Ready – Dancers Group, San Fransisco 1998
Action Fantasy – New Zealand School of Dance, Wellington 1998 Conundrum – Cecil Street Studios, Melbourne, Australia 1999 The Changing Room 2003 – Te Whaea Studio Theatre, Wellington Roll Baby Roll 2003 – Wellington, NZ Magpie Music Dance Company 2004 – TAPAC, Auckland Libella Fa 2004 – Bats Theatre, Wellington,
Glimpse 2005 – Bats Theatre, Wellington Sensomotion 2005 and 2006 – Webb Street, Wellington The Seeds of Love 2006 – Bats Theatre, Wellington The Dance Card – Dancehouse, Melbourne, Aus 2006 Sukinature 2007 – City Gallery, Wellington & TAPAC, Auckland, Tempo Dance Festival
In Living Memory 2008 – Bats Theatre, Wellington Dance Duet with Andrew Marcus 2008 – Waikato University Dance Department and Kenneth Myers Centre, Auckland University The Settlement 2008 – The Print Factory, Wellington Soul of the Beast 2011 – Thistle Hall, Wellington & The Body Festival, Christchurch
Soul of the Beast, Solo Variation 2011 – Teatro della Limonaia, Sesto Fiorentino, Italy Soul of the Beast, Solo Variation 2011 –Siobhan Davies Studios England, Soul of the Beast, Solo Variation 2012 Meow, Wellington Fringe Festival You, Me and Charley, 2012 Thistle Hall, Wellington Ultraviolentinfranek, 2012 Thistle Hall, Wellington PARTY, 2012 Thistle Hall, Wellington
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