Following an open call for applications in Autumn 2022, Amit Noy was awarded an 3-week funded residency. Cove Park’s programme of funded residencies support research, the development of existing and new projects, collaboration, interdisciplinary practice, and the production of new work and ideas. All national and international artists, cultural practitioners, and researchers, working individually and collaboratively in all art forms, in the creative industries, and across disciplines, were eligible to apply. Cove Park’s residencies also support individuals at every stage in their careers.

Amit Noy grew up as a visitor in Kailua, Hawai’i and Aotearoa New Zealand to Latine and Israeli parents. He makes dance-based performances from questions and inheritances. ‘A Big Big Room Full of Everybody’s Hope’, an evening-length work created and performed with his family, is set to premiere at Théâtre de la Ville later this year.  

In 2022, Amit was awarded the Pina Bausch Fellowship for Dance and Choreography to study with Miguel Gutierrez and Deborah Hay. As a performer, he dances for Michael Keegan-Dolan/Teaċ Daṁsa (IRE) and the BodyCartography Project (NO). He writes on performances and the artists that make them for a number of publications in Aotearoa, including ISLAND Magazine, the Pantograph Punch, and Tempo Dance Festival. In Hebrew, ‘Amit’ means good friend. 

During his residency at Cove Park, Amit will work on a critical essay charting the course of his multi-year artistic collaboration with his family, as well as beginning research for a new creation. 

Images by Edith Amituanai. 

Amit Noy and Family