The Borderline Arts Ensemble is a dance theatre company based in Wellington, New Zealand. Formally established in 2015 by Artistic Director Lucy Marinkovich to facilitate her choreographic work, the group's primary mediums are contemporary dance and performance art works. 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’s first evening-length work Lobsters premiered in an independent season at Circa Theatre, Oct - Nov 2017. Nominated for five Wellington Theatre Awards, Lobsters won Best Ensemble Performance, Best Sound Designer: Lucien Johnson, Campion Award for Most Outstanding Performance: Carmel McGlone.
In 2018, Borderline artists Lucy Marinkovich and composer Lucien Johnson were awarded the prestigious Harriet Friedlander New York Residency from The Arts Foundation
Borderline’s next work Strasbourg 1518 will premiere in early 2020.
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, The Wallace Arts Trust and Creative New Zealand.
Jahra 'Rager' Wasasala
Chee Shaw En
Collectively we like to:
play with props