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Together We Are Stonger

The Ōtautahi circus residency

Supporting the creation of new works and the development of existing works over seven days of workshops, alongside artistic and technical tutors.

1 – 7 July




15 February




29 March




8 April


Succesful applicant


Together We Are Stronger |
The Ōtautahi circus residency 

Together We Are Stronger (TWAS) is supported by the Ministry for Culture and Heritage’s Regeneration Fund. The funding is a part of the establishment of the MOVE studios at Parakiore Recreation and Sports Centre, opening in 2025.    

TWAS was originally delivered in Tāmaki Makaurau by The Dust Palace Charitable Trust in 2021, supporting local emerging  circus companies to facilitate the creative and development processes required to bring a show concept into a full production.  This programme has now been rewritten by MOVE to serve the same intentions but for the Christchurch circus community. 

This residency is your invitation to join a community eager to support and witness the growth of your artistic vision. Over seven days, your ensemble will have the opportunity to reimagine your works with the guidance of artistic and technical tutors.

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What does the TWAS residency offer?  

Artists in residence will have exclusive access to ALTIORA, the Performing Arts Venue at the Arts Centre in central Christchurch, from 9am to midnight during the entire residency week.   

You will also have access to a selection of creative and technical support from various fields, including but not limited to:  

– Choreographic movement exploration / development  

– Dramaturgical support  

– Director input  

– Creative methodologies development  

– Production support  

– Rigging design  

– Company / business development