Category Archives: Dance

Where Memories Sleep – Project overview

A very brief overview of the Where Memories Sleep Project including behind the scenes footage of production.

Where Memories Sleep is an immersive cinedance performance that is designed to introduce new audiences to Antarctica and the science undertaken there.

The installation, inspired by Jason’s trips to Scott Base in 2016 and 2018, combines live and pre-recorded dancers projected on to a bespoke glacier set and the fulldome at Wellington’s SpacePlace.

The project is a collaboration between Jason O’Hara (creative director, motionographer, documentary maker and scenographer) and Warren Maxwell (musician), and is supported by a team of professional dancers.

Dancer at Tjibaou

I just received this great photo of the Kermadec Exhibition at the Tjibaou Centre in New Caledonia. In May last year a group performed a contemporary dance in response to the works including my video installation “Surface Tension” .

You can see the “Surface Tension” video in my earlier post.

Jason O'Hara Surface tensions

©ADCK-Centre culturel Tjibaou, photogr. Eric Dell’Erba


Footnote Dance at Kermadec

The extraordinarily talented Footnote Dance  performed an impromptu piece inspired by the Kermadec Exhibition at City Gallery Wellington. Unfortunately I was I bit caught out so the video is only handheld and a bit rough around edges … not to mention only being a short glimpse! But a glimpse is better than nothing. Many thanks to Footnote.

More about the Kermadec project