Julia Croft is a live artist and performance maker based in Auckland, New Zealand. Julia’s practice draws on feminist and queer theories to create performance works that explore representational politics, violence, the body and increasingly feminist futurisms and Queer world building.
She has created 8 full length works including 3 solo works: “If There’s Not Dancing at the Revolution, I’m Not Coming”, “Power Ballad” and “Working On My Night Moves” the latter two with Nisha Madhan as director and co-creator. These works have toured extensively throughout NZ as well as Australia, the UK, Singapore and Canada. Her newest solo “Working On My Night Moves” was awarded a prestigious Total Theatre Award at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Festival as well as an Auckland Theatre Award for Excellence
Other works include “The Plastic Orgasm”, “This was Supposed to be the Future” (created and presented in Guadalajara, Mexico) and “Medusa”. Julia is currently developing a new solo work, “Terrapolis” with the support of Creative New Zealand, Battersea Arts Centre, London and The Marlborough, Brighton. This work will premiere in August 2021.
She was part of a 3 year arts residency curated by The Basement (NZ), Forest Fringe (UK) & West Kowloon Cultural District (HK) and was part of the Time Place Space residency through Arts House (Melbourne) in 2018. Julia has was the 2020 international artist in residence at Mala Voadora in Porto, Portugal.