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Check in for upcoming and recent events and performances
by Virginia Kennard and The Naked Brastrap



Virginia contributes writing to the Movement Art Practice studio publication. Read her piece for the Autumn edition here.

Headless Women

Showing 16 January 2021
Impact Dance Studio, Ōtautahi

Reseach and development Summer 2021
with Denesa Chan
Hannah Blumhardt
Georgia Giesen
Natalie Carroll
Jess Quaid
Chloe Summerhayes

Music by Madison van Staden
Short film by Natalie Kittow
Images taken by Fern King

Response by Dr Erin Harrington

Disssordered Deficit of Active Attention

Solo live art work
performed for
Experimental Dance Week Aotearoa 2020
1 December
Herald Theatre, Tāmaki Makaurau

Response from
The Pantograph Punch




Watch Hot Girl On Girl Action
dissected reassembled and resurrected by
Two Hot Femmes!

A performance art essay
in collaboration with
Marika Pratley
touring New Zealand 2019-2020

Dunedin Fringe
show cancelled due to COVID-19
25-28 March 2020
Dog with Two Tails

Vignettes featured onstage
with The Bearded Ladies
for The Performance Arcade 2020

Open Studios Project

Headless Women
Research residency
Arts Village Rotorua
Open Studios Project

Free workshops throughout
January 2020

A summer residency that provides artists with studio space,
materials, and a broad brief for projects
that engage the community and extend on their arts practice.

Some writing


Virginia Kennard’s work spans over 15 years, and includes performance installations to dance reviewing, producing to pole performances. An eclectic live artist, she holds an MA Performance from Leeds Beckett University, UK and is currently based in Ōtautahi, Aotearoa.

Dance teaching
dance / freelance dance / choreography / current project
Headless Women
naked / spoken word / live art / dance / dance writing / queer / current project
Feminine Hygiene
naked / blood / live art / sound / spoken word / queer
Big Queer Anti-Wedding
naked / live art / queer / blood / dance / choreography / sound / spoken word
MA Performance
choreography / live art / assessment / sound / performance / naked / spoken word
The MORAL PANIC series
live art / spoken word / choreography / performance art / naked / sound
to and fro
live art
Betty Lightbulb
sound / live art / pole / current project
Dance Writing
dance writing / spoken word / current project
you occupy my body by looking
live art / performance art / pole / sound / dance / naked / blood
freelance dance / performance art / pole / spoken word / choreography / naked / sound
freelance dance / pole
Freelance Dancer
freelance dance / choreography
The Lady Garden
live art / naked


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