Pacific Dance Fono '09
Pacific Dance Fono '09

Pacific Dance Fono

The Pacific Dance Fono is an annual event delivered in partnership with Dance Aotearoa New Zealand (DANZ).

The first Fono was held in 2006 as a forum for Pacific dance practitioners to gather, network and discuss dance issues unique to Pacific people in New Zealand.

Since then the event grew and encompassed three major components: choreographic labs, involvement of a guest choreographer, and dance classes for the public in various Pacific dance forms.

In 2011, the fifth fono, it once again became an entity on its own purely as a discussion format event running for the first time during the Pasifika Festival week of activities. The choreographic lab became a separate event occurring over three weeks in October.

In 2012, the sixth fono, once again the fono was held in South Auckland as part of the Pacific Arts Summit during May.

2013 sees the fono back at the University of Auckland's Fale Pasifika and again featuring as part of the Auckland Pasifika suite of events during March. 

Read our drop down menu of past years and what's gone on...