The Borderline Arts Ensemble is a project-based performing arts collective from Wellington, New Zealand. Formally established in 2015 by dancer and choreographer Lucy Marinkovich to facilitate her choreographic work, the group's primary mediums are contemporary dance and performance art works. Regular collaborators include musician and composer Lucien Johnson, dancer Emmanuel Reynaud, and filmmaker Jeremy Brick.
Borderline's projects have been presented in New Zealand in festivals, galleries, shipping containers and site-responsive contexts, and internationally in Spain, Singapore, Malaysia and Croatia.
In 2017 Borderline presented Good Good Fortune at the Performance Arcade Festival (Wellington, NZ) and the George Town Arts Festival (Penang, Malaysia), as well as developing the choreography The Shyness of Trees during an artist residency at Dance Nucleus in Singapore. Borderline's first evening-length work Lobsters premiered in an independent season at Circa Theatre, running 20 October - 4 November.
Borderline has been supported by the Wellington City Council's Creative Communities Scheme and the Public Art Fund, Footnote New Zealand Dance Company, Tarrant Dance Studios, the Todd Foundation, the Asia New Zealand Foundation and Creative New Zealand.
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Collectively we like to:
play with props