Terrain is a movement installation performance. It has been performed over 100 times throughout New Zealand and Australia.
An exploration of landscape, scale and place, Terrain is a performance in which the miniature and the giant collide in a distinctly human exploration of precariousness and the inevitability of change.
Presented on an installation consisting of a tiny kitset plywood stage, artificial turf, miniature props and vintage music played on a retro hi-fi, Terrain is at once profound and universal, with a distinct folk sensibility. It playfully subverts traditional ideas about what dance can be, combining it with physical theatre, visual imagery and high energy partnering, as it if were just as much an art exhibition in motion.
Direction and Design: Malia Johnston and Guy Ryan
Choreograhers and Performers: Malia Johnston, Guy Ryan, Anita Hunziker, Luke Hana
Set Design: John Verryt
Props, Sound, Lighting: Malia Johnston and Guy Ryan