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 Cinedans, Dance Films Association New York, Zentrum Paul Klee, Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts, 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, Bibliothèque et Archives Nationales du Québec, Linoleum International Festival of Contemporary Animation and Media Art, Canariasmediafest International Video and Multimedia Festival, IDN Festival, Channel 4 UK, ReelDance, Sala Parpallo, TTV Performing Arts on Screen, N.O.W DanceSaar Internationales Tanzfestival, xm:lab, Bauhaus University, Sapienza University, Ryerson University, Waikato University, Otago University, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand School of Music, Stroma Music Ensemble, New Zealand School of Dance, Dowse Museum, Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Toitu Museum, Dunedin Arts Festival, Body Festival of Dance and Physical Theatre, Tempo Festival of Dance, and the Royal New Zealand Ballet among others.
Artists who have worked with Good Company Arts include: Sir Jon Trimmer, Tanya Carlson, Dr Anthony Ritchie, Dr Richard Nunns, Janessa Dufty, Verity Jacobsen, Michael Norris, Hamish McKeich, Jim Murphy, Jan-Bas Bollen, Rachel Krische, Tam Ward, Kelly Nash, Alex Leonhartsberger, Simon O’Connor, Sean Feldman, Simon Kaan, Rachael Rakena, Richard Huber, Sean James, Martin Lodge, Melanie Hamilton, Bronwyn Judge, Katie Hurst-Saxton, Terence Dennis, Henrik Elburn, Kilda Northcott, Emmett Hardie, Nigel Jenkins, WJS Grenfell.
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