Delve deep into contemporary dance techniques and choreography from a tikanga Māori perspective.
Contemporary Technique Class: Stability exercises, floor-work, standing exercises, locomoting across the floor, building into phrase-work.
Games: To get to know your peers and to have fun while developing sensitivity and awareness to how we interact with space and others around us.
Choreography: Creative tasks will be given to start to build and develop techniques in the area of dance making.
Limited spaces are available for this exciting chance to learn from a renowned talent and to meet others interested in dance.
Only 15 spaces available per class. Places will be filled on a first come, first served basis.
About Bianca Hyslop
Bianca Hyslop (Te Arawa/Ngāti Whakaue/Tūhourangi/Ngāti Wāhiao/Pākeha) (Tup Lang Choreographic Award 2019, CNZ) is a freelance artist/dancer/choreographer. She has worked specifically within the Māori Contemporary Dance Sector for over ten years and been involved in highly influential dance projects including indigenous development, cultural research and cross cultural laboratories for interdisciplinary art makers gracing the national and international stage with the likes of Atamira Dance Company and Okareka Dance Company.
Her Choreographic work includes: Choreographer/Co-director ‘Te Mauri o Pōhutu’, Kia Mau Festival (2021), Assistant Choreographer, Hōkioi/ Vwōhali, Okareka Dance Company, New Zealand Festival (2020), ‘Pōhutu’, Co-Directed by Bianca Hyslop and Rowan Piece, Kia Mau Festival, Tempo Dance Festival (2019), Manu Dance Collective, Macau International Youth Dance Festival (2019) Atamira Dance Company’s Hou Season (2018), Unitec’s graduation season (2018), The New Zealand Dance Company, Tempo (2016). ‘Pōhutu’ will once again be presented at The Aotearoa New Zealand Festival March 2022. https://www.festival.nz/events/all/p%C5%8Dhutu/