Eliza Sanders

Eliza is a choreographer, dancer, teacher and producer. She is the co-artistic director of House of Sand for whom she has choreographed three ensemble dance works, created and performed two multi award winning contemporary performance solos, a series of improvised duets, a solo dance/design work and a 3hr dance/ performance art installation. She danced for 24 hours straight in all Hours and performed as an actor in REVOLT. SHE SAID. REVOLT AGAIN.

Eliza has created numerous works for QL2 Dance, Footnote Dance Company – the second time in collaboration with James O’Hara and New Zealand School of Dance. As a performer Eliza has worked for Body Cartography, The Australian Dance Party, The World of Wearable Art, Battleground Productions, Little Dove Theatre Art (inc. Sound and Fury ensemble) and Java Dance Theatre. Eliza is a certified Countertechnique teacher and is a key artist on the Make a Move program, working to improve dance education in schools for the Australian National Curriculum.

Motion Poetry

A Going the Distance Project

Motion Poetry: words for and by the body is a series of integrated dance poetry experiences.

In essence the experience is a sharing of poetry that has been written in response to live dance. Each session is delivered with information to enable listeners to move creatively in response.

Each session will be made up of 4 parts.

  1. Body warm up
  2. Creative movement skills
  3. The reading.
  4. Discussion on process.

Each session is between 30 – 45 minutes long, released as 4 tracks so listeners can choose how interactive their experience is.

They are designed so that anyone, regardless of dance experience, can feel empowered to move in response.

Motiont Poetry is a combination of poetry readings and guided dance improvisation session that audiences can chose to interact with through movement or simply to listen to. In time of social distancing it is difficult to find ways to connect to the energy of live dance. Dance cannot be articulated in words but the abstract language of poetry can enable new perspectives of the body and movement.

The poems encompass the raw energy of live, physical interaction and feature language of the body, movement and connection. This experience will provide passing on of energy from the dance studio into people’s homes and bodies and direct and visceral activation of the imaginative mind. It is an embodied appreciated of the joy of word and an articulated celebration of the power of movement.

Project works

Episode 4

1 November, 2020

Episode 3

25 October, 2020

Episode 2

18 October, 2020

Episode 1

11 October, 2020


8 October, 2020