Sir Jon Trimmer KNZM MBE (1939 – 2023)
A celebration of his life, artistry, and contribution to Wellington and the arts in Aotearoa available on YouTube courtesy of Wellington City Council
New Zealand Friday 2 February 2024
The Opera House, Wellington
Full programme outline on the YouTube post.
Sir Jon Trimmer, September 2019
Photographer: Brigitte Knight
The National Dance Archive of New Zealand (NDA) is very grateful to 3Plus Consulting for their generous donation of $1000.00 towards our next oral history project.
Without the support of businesses, organisations, and individuals, it would be impossible to capture the important dance heritage of prominent New Zealand dance-associated artists. The next oral history project will feature a diverse range of dance contributors. This is in the process of being organised.
On behalf of the National Dance Archive, we welcome you to attend the New Zealand Premiere of En Corps at the Penthouse Cinema on Sunday October 15th at 5pm. It is the story of “a ballerina's dramatic come back from devastating injury”. It is rated M for mature audiences 16 years and over. En Corps is in French with English subtitles and it is also known by its English title ‘Rise’.
Please email us to enquire about tickets. Seats are $20 each and are strictly limited.
The National Dance Archive is a registered charity. If you can not make the film viewing, but would like to make a donation, please email us and we can provide you with a tax deductible receipt.
The money raised on the night is to go towards further oral history projects of New Zealanders involved in dance practice. We would love suggestions of who to interview next. Please email us with ideas and check out our Oral Histories page at for a list of previous oral histories that we have undertaken. Candidates need to meet the criteria of being a prominent New Zealander involved in dance practice, who have made a significant contribution to dance nationally.
We’ll leave you with links to the En Corps film trailer and Guardian review. We look forward to hearing from you!