The 2013 Choreographers, Amo Ieriko, Santana Schmidt & Nikki Upoko
The 2013 Choreographers, Amo Ieriko, Santana Schmidt & Nikki Upoko

Welcome to the Pacific Dance Choreographic Lab page 2013

Having several years of exciting Choreo Lab events, 2013 promises to be just as eventful as we see three up-and-coming Pacific dance choreographers given the chance to develop their dance visions and present their works. 

2013 marks the fifth year of the Pacific Dance Choreographic lab. Earlier this year to mark this turning-point, Pacific Dance NZ presented "Moana, a Pacific Dance Showcase" at TAPAC, bringing you some of the best of the best of our past choreographic labs.

The Pacific Dance Choreographic Lab showing will be on Satruday 2nd November at 7pm, this year at the Mangere Arts Centre as part of the Southside Arts Festival.

To book tickets, please follow this link - http://www.eventfinder.co.nz/2013/pacific-dance-choreolab/auckland/mangere

SEPTEMBER

 

  

Louise Potiki Bryant, 2013 mentor

Pacific Dance NZ is proud to announce the 2013 Pacific Dance Choreographic Lab Senior Dance Mentor is Louise Potiki Bryant funded by DANZ (Dance Aotearoa NZ Ltd)Read more about Louise here.

Louise's statement of intent for the lab is as follows:

My focus as the Mentor for the Pacific Dance Choreographic Laboratory will be to assist the choreographers in terms of the embodiment and communication of the central kaupapa of their work. I aim to assist with the offer of choreographic tools for clear, poetic, and engaging communication of their core ideas and themes as well as tools to encourage dancers to embody themes with their whole self - connecting their intellect, imagination, body and soul in the embodiment and communication of the chosen kaupapa.  

The three chosen choreographers to take part in this year's lab are:Santana Schmidt, Amo Ieriko and Nikki Upoko.

Santana Schmidt 

 To read an introduction to Santana Schmidt and her work #Hashtag, please go to our News & Events page at this link - #Hashtag      

Amo Ieriko

To read an introduction to Amo Ieriko and his work "Vavau", please follow this link at Vavau.

Nikki Upoko

To read an introduction to Nikki Upoko and her work "Vaine Toa", go to this link at Vaine Toa.

AUGUST

Announcement of Successful Candidates

Pacific Dance NZ congratulates this year's successful candidates to choreograph in the 2013 Pacific Dance Choreographic Laboratory.

This year's successful candidates are: Amo Ieriko, Santana Shmidt and Nikki Upoko.

They will be working with a number of selected dancers (also to be announced) to devise and create three original works to show at the Mangere Arts Centre on Saturday 2nd November at 7pm.

MAY

Pacific Dance Choreographic Lab 2013: Call for Submissions 

Pacific Dance New Zealand now invites New Zealand based Pacific Islands choreographers and dancers to apply for the Pacific Dance Choreographic Lab 2013.

Choreographers are requested to submit an ‘expression of interest’ to the Pacific Dance Choreographic Selection Committee 2013 no later than 5pm, Thursday 18th July, 2013.

To qualify for this project, choreographers must present a proposal that will include:

• A CV with references

• the concept (what is your dance about?)

• the intended length of the work

• how many dancers (a solo, duet, trio etc)?

All applicants must be of Pacific Islands descent, be an emerging to mid-career choreographer, demonstrate in their submission that they will be able to complete the choreographic lab and submit a new work that has not been performed previously. This is a wonderful opportunity for Pacific Islands choreographers to create new works and have it promoted and developed.

The three choreographers selected for the choreographic lab will be provided with:

• A dance studio equipped with a sound system

• Dancers

• A mentor

• An allowance during the three-week choreographic lab

• Publicity and promotional opportunities

Each work will be presented at the closing night of the Pacific Dance Choreographic Lab 2013 to be held at the Mangere Arts Centre – Nga Tohu o Uenuku in Mangere on Saturday the 2nd of November.

Location of project:

This project will be presented as part of the Southside Arts Festival 2013. All successful applicants will be notified in late-July and workshops will take place at the choreographers choosing from that date forward at several venues in Auckland.

Contact: Filoi Vaila’au, Pacific Dance Choreographic Lab,

Email to: auckland@pacificdance.co.nz, Phone: 09 376 00 60.

You can download an expression of interest form - here.