The Thelma and Louise Album
Julia Croft & Nisha Madhan
Julia Croft is a performance maker based in Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa. Julia’s practice draws on feminist and queer theory to design performance works that create imaginative cracks in pervasive power structures and the scientific-poetic. Since 2015 she has created 10 full length works including 4 solo works: If There’s Not Dancing at the Revolution, I’m Not Coming, Power Ballad, Working On My Night Moves and Terrapolis. These works have toured extensively throughout NZ as well as Australia, the UK, Singapore and Canada, including to the Yard Theatre (UK), Battersea Arts Centre (UK), The Cultch (CAN) and The Esplanade (SING) and LARVA (MX). Working On My Night Moves, (co-created with Nisha Madhan) won a prestigious Total Theatre Award at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and an Auckland Theatre Award for Excellence. It was recently presented as part of the Melbourne Rising 2022. She is currently creating a new solo for children, The Wild. She recently co-curated and produced Aoteroa’s inaugural Festival of Live Art [F.O.L.A] in Auckland.
Nisha Madhan (India/Aotearoa) is an independent artist and current Programming Manager of Basement Theatre (NZ), curating the leading independent live performance space with exciting and disruptive work since June 2019. Her eclectic career includes creating, directing, and producing experimental live art, performing on stage and screen, and critical writing. She took part in a three year arts residency curated by Basement Theatre, Forest Fringe (UK) and West Kowloon Cultural District (HK) and in 2021 was invited to be a guest curator of Live Dreams, a program within the experimental festival, Liveworks for Performance Space in Sydney. In 2022 she toured her co creation, Working On My Night Moves, a live art exploration of feminist futures to Rising Festival in Melbourne. She recently co-curated and produced Aoteroa’s inaugural Festival of Live Art [F.O.L.A] in Auckland. Nisha holds a Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts in Acting from Unitec and a Bachelor of Art (First Class Honours) and a Masters (Distinction) from the University of Auckland in Theatre and Choreographic Research.