PDNZ Choreographic Lab 2020: Albert Latailakepa
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PDNZ Choreographic Lab 2020: Albert Latailakepa

Albert Latailapeka A final year of actor training at Toi Whakaari: New Zealand School of Drama, Wellingtonian Albert Latailakepa combines his passion for dance and movement in his creative journey.  His styles are heavily influenced by his Tongan and Samoan heritage and his love for urban street dance.  Most recently Albert directed and starred in...

PDNZ Choreographic Lab 2020: Lomina-Meteri Araitia
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PDNZ Choreographic Lab 2020: Lomina-Meteri Araitia

Lomina-Meteri Araitia A gifted multi-dimensional emerging artist, Lomina-Meteri Araitia draws deeply from her Cook Island and Tahitian heritage and shares this generously through the forms of ura, chant and story-telling. Born and raised in the Cook Islands on the island of Rarotonga, Lomina now resides in Auckland and has since graduated with a Bachelor in...

PDNZ Choreographic Lab 2020:Ankaramy (Anks) Fepuleai
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PDNZ Choreographic Lab 2020:Ankaramy (Anks) Fepuleai

Currently, in his third year working towards a Bachelor of Dance studies degree at the University of Auckland, growing up in South Auckland Ankaramy (Anks) Fepuleai believes that his raw and rugged style of dance is influenced by where he is from.  He started dancing at the age of 6 doing ballroom dancing under the...

PACIFIC DANCE CHOREOGRAPHIC LAB 2020
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PACIFIC DANCE CHOREOGRAPHIC LAB 2020

PACIFIC DANCE CHOREOGRAPHIC LAB 2020   2020 marks the 11th year the Pacific Dance Choreographic Lab will be presented in Aotearoa New Zealand. This annual project is for emerging mid-career Pacific dance artists in Aotearoa as a platform to explore and incubate their own ideas and develop as choreographers in a supportive environment.  The choreographic...