Movement of the Human (MOTH) is a Movement + Performance Design Company developed by Malia Johnston and her creative collaborators Rowan Pierce, Eden Mulholland and Ian Hammond.

Movement Of The Human is a project based company that works in a multidisciplinary way creating work for a range of environments and scales.  From the intimate to the large scale the creative team at MOTH are practitioners who specialise in choreography, new music, AV design + implementation, events, openings, direction, performance, and concept development.

We are a creative team who are skilled at working collaboratively and within the specific frameworks that each project brings.  We are researchers, thinkers and playful investigators working in spatial and live movement environments.   Our interest is in delivering work that speaks strongly to its audience, creating strong and memorable experiences that are meaningful, endure and have impact. 

At the heart of our combined experience is a design and multidisciplinary approach for performance and a commitment towards discovering strong creative solutions.   We are a diverse team and are able to re-purpose or restructure existing ideas to fit around new constraints or spaces making our approach resourceful, where required.  We achieve this through a process where open communication and creative investigation is at the forefront. Our cross-connection of skills helps provide new ideas, opportunities and outcomes.  Depending on the needs of a project we pull together a team of creative and production specialists best suited for the work.  We aim for the strongest outcomes in relation to the various conditions a project might have.

MOTH work on projects locally, nationally and internationally and also collaborates on a regular basis with other artists and organisations throughout New Zealand who we have long-standing and creative partnerships with.

We are passionate about working in diverse spaces including urban, architectural, external and the theatrical. We are excited when we can respond to the environments we inhabit from a creative perspective enabling new experiences and understandings through the art of performance.

Movement Of The Human and its individuals are recognised for their work in the worlds of theatre, dance, installations, happenings, recorded and live performances, sound and audio visual.  

Movement of The Human is not afraid of different projects or working with people that are keen to investigate and play with new possibilities.  At the same time we are also lovers of, theatre, galleries and dance spaces.