Good Company Arts was founded by Arts Laureate and artistic director Daniel Belton and producer Donnine Harrison in 1997. The company creates dance theatre works and makes films featuring human movement with fine arts. Project based and working from New Zealand - the group has an international reputation for innovation with choreography, visual art, design, new music, animation and film. Good Company Arts is registered as a Charitable Trust. CC45989 (NZ)
Recognised artists and technicians work with Daniel and Donnine to produce distinctive stage and screen projects. Many of these practitioners have become regular collaborators. Projects have been presented in theatres, art galleries, museums, cinemas, media facades, city architecture and for a variety of platforms with international festivals, interactive installations, seminars, workshops and web showcases.
What we do exists at an interface of technology, design and arts practice. Good Company Arts creates voyages of discovery - each work is unique. There are narrative arcs that encompass a total story, and themes which link between works. These recur in different formats from different points of observation and research. We bring individual artists and organisations to work together. We experiment, take risks, and find.
The company has successfully collaborated with many festivals and organisations including Zentrum Paul Klee, Cinedans, Dance Films Association New York, Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, Attakkalari India Biennial, Romaeuropa Festival, World Stage Design Festival, Genius Loci Weimar International Video Mapping Festival, Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space, Festival Internacional de la Imagen and ISEA, Bibliothèque et Archives Nationales du Québec, Linoleum International Festival of Contemporary Animation and Media Art Moscow, Canariasmediafest International Video and Multimedia Festival, IDN Festival Barcelona, Sala Parpalló Valencia, Channel 4 UK, ReelDance Sydney, The Arts House Singapore, Sound Islands Festival Singapore, Art Space of Osaka, Tokyo Denki University, Gallery OUT of PLACE Japan, Aarhus Festival Denmark, TTV Performing Arts on Screen, N.O.W DanceSaar Internationales Tanzfestival, xm:lab, Bauhaus University Weimar, Sapienza University Rome, Ryerson University Toronto, Massey University Wellington, Waikato University, Otago University, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand School of Music, Stroma Music Ensemble, New Zealand School of Dance, Dowse Museum New Zealand, Nga Taonga Sound & Vision New Zealand Film Archive, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Toitu Museum, Dunedin Arts Festival, Body Festival of Dance and Physical Theatre, Tempo Dance Festival, and the Royal New Zealand Ballet among others.
Artists who have worked with Good Company Arts include: Sir Jon Trimmer and dancers of the Royal New Zealand Ballet, Tanya Carlson, Dr Anthony Ritchie, Dr Richard Nunns, Janessa Dufty, Verity Jacobsen, Michael Norris, Hamish McKeich, Jan-Bas Bollen, Jim Murphy, Rachel Krische, Tam Ward, Kelly Nash, Alex Leonhartsberger, Sean Feldman, Simon Kaan, Rachael Rakena, Sean James, Simon O’Connor, Martin Lodge, Kathryn Madill, Melanie Hamilton, Bronwyn Judge, Terence Dennis, Kilda Northcott, Emmett Hardie, Nigel Jenkins, WJS Grenfell, Stuart Foster, Meri Otoshi, PerMagnus Lindborg, Joyce Beetuan Koh.
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