Joanna Cook is a dance artist, researcher, multimodal maker and teacher based in Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland). She has worked and collaborated internationally with dance makers such as Jason Winters (JWCT), Rafael Bonachela (SDC), Erica Sobol, Danielle Ohn (KCDC), Yamit Kalef (Cullberg, Mats Ek, Ohad Naharin, Jiiri Kylian, and Itzik Galili), Iran Sharabi, Eyal Dadon, Oded Graff, Andy and Diane Noble (Noble Motion), Nina Fajdiga (Flying Low/ Passing Through) and Chisato Ohno (Batsheva). Joanna has collaborated with Emma Cosgrave and Abi Jones (Tempo), Amber Liberte (Akl-Babel, The Basement Theatre), Jay Bailey (Off the Cusp), Corinne Urquhart (Dance Spot/Earth Hour).
Joanna is a dance artist, researcher, teacher, and PhD Candidate at the University of Auckland exploring the possibilities of Multimodality as (feminist) Choreographic Practice. She holds an MA Dance Studies with first class honours and a PGDip Dance Studies with distinction. Her recent works include, Line Age (2019), Them:Me:Us (2019), 3R (2020-current -Co-created with Janaina Moraes) and Spooling Womxn (2022). Joanna is interested in creating performance that is experiential, immersive and engages with interdisciplinary materiality including soundscapes, installation, voice, poetics, video documentation and live performance. Her work centres around social constructs of the feminine self as well as possibilities of ‘undoing-ness’ through imagination, repair, and care. She is a Graduate Teaching Assistant for the University of Auckland Dance Studies program and Research Assistant for Dancing In/Dancing with the Digital and the Inspera Project.
LIVE DREAMS: THRESHOLD, 2022