Dancers go through their moves in Wellington for the 2016 PDNZ Choreographic Lab
Dancers go through their moves in Wellington for the 2016 PDNZ Choreographic Lab

Welcome to Pacific Dance New Zealand (PDNZ)

Talofa lava, Malo e lelei, Bula Vinaka, Kia Orana, Aloha, Pacific Greetings

Pacific Dance New Zealand fosters and encourages the development of the Pacific dance sector of New Zealand. We are involved in running dance workshops, conferences, community and professional events promoting Pacific dance in New Zealand.

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Pacific Dance Choreographic Lab - first session!

Pacific Dance NZ staffers and two interns travelled to Wellington for the first intensive session with choreographers taking part in the 2016 Pacific Dance Choreographic Laboratory. There they met with Filoi Vaila'au and Selina Alefosio. Joash Fahitua is an Auckland-based choreographer. You can read more about the 'lab' and our three choreographers and their projects on our Choreolab2016 page or see more photos at our Facebook page

Pacific Dance Artist in Residence 2016

The 2016 Pacific Dance Artist in Residence is Tuiahai Tuiafitu. Tuiahai delivered workshops over a period of a month from August to September at Te Oro Arts Centre with a number of community participants. He taught several ancient Tongan dances displayed in a final showing at Te Oro in mid-September. Find out more on our residency 2016 page.

If you are interested in taking part email or call 09 376 0060


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Pacific Dance New Zealand, P.O Box 5072, Wellesley Street, Auckland, New Zealand 

 Office: Top Floor, Rm 25, 147 Great North Road, Auckland 1021, New Zealand

Phone +64 9 376 00 60   

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