Seasoned Symposium – Maturing in Movement

Second Seasoned Symposium set to Celebrate Mature Movers

Otautahi is the new set home for Australasia’s special event, celebrating the maturing dancer.

Over Easter weekend, the Christchurch Arts Centre will come alive with the Seasoned Symposium.

Seasoned features Workshops, film, performances and korero with over 70 dancers from around the country and Australia who all share a common bond, the love of movement.

The pioneer of contemporary dance in NZ and founder of Limbs Dance Co, Mary-Jane O Reilly, is this year’s keynote presenter.

A lineup of well-respected professionals and tutors will share ideas and material, that celebrate the mature dancer and focuses on sustainability and longevity within the dance community.

The weekend caters to both experienced and new dancers.

After a hugely successful pilot symposium in 2021, Otautahi opens its doors again to support what is a growing demographic.

People are living longer and healthier and deserve access to opportunities that showcase that.


As the Christchurch Arts sector bounces back after the hardships of the Earthquakes and covid, it is with pride that we offer this unique event.


Special performances over the weekend include well known Wellington Company, Crows Feet, and Christchurch host company, Rebound, will also perform.

The Zimmers, a company predominantly in their 80s, are traveling from Auckland for this event.


If you are over 35, no previous experience needed, and you want a fun weekend of connection, good food, ballet, flamenco, contemporary, burlesque just to name a few, then Seasoned is for you.