The Choreographic Laboratory in previous years was held in conjunction with the Pacific Dance Fono.
2011 was the first year the Choreographic Lab was held as a separate event which saw a number of Pacific dance choreographers develop works over an intensive three week period.
2012 will once again see three Pacific dance choreographers chosen to develop their ideas for a dance piece. These choreographers will also benefit from the mentoring of an experienced choreographer/director who will help them through the stages of taking a dance work from conceptualisation to actuality (and a theatre setting).
2013 was the fifth year of the Choreo Lab and this was celebrated with the show 'Moana, a Pacific Dance Showcase' which ran for a week season at TAPAC as part of the 'Pacific As' month of March.
Watch a video of some photo highlights below.
And, an audience haka from highschool students.
You can find out more about Moana - by clicking on this link.
This year the choreolab is once again offered for three up-and-coming choreographers and to find out more about this check the drop-down tabs above.