Performance Workshop: Tua o Te Arai – beyond the veil, after death

Shrouded in mystery, the passage of the dead in Maori ancestral stories is relayed as a series of arduous tests to complete on their way to the spiritual homeland of Hawaiki. A spiritual hiatus takes place at Te Arai, a resting place for spirits, a site for talismans created by the dead, symbols of a life lived, lamentation artefacts, remembrance objects both real and abstract. Crawl, walk, run, and dance Te Arai, a world beyond ours, transit of the departed, ephemeral footsteps, relentless journey.

Tua o Te Arai Performance Workshop is a philosophically intercultural and interdisciplinary research forum.

Creative concepts are practitioner centric, emphasizing individual artistic processes and sharing the experience of collaborative practices. Explorations are focused on hybridizing dance, body weather laboratory, mau rakau, vocalizations and movement research practices. Through this week-long intensive Charles Koroneho will share his artistic methodologies in movement, creative and performance research.

The week is offered in two different pathways: Movement & Hybrid Training only (mornings) or Full Week Performance Workshop including Research & Movement Creation.

A protean artist, Charles Koroneho works in the fields of performance, culture and the visual arts. He created Te Toki Haruru – the resounding adze, a conceptual platform (est.1997) to explore cultural collaboration, interculturalism and the intersection between dance, theatre, visual arts and design. He is a founding member of Te Kanikani o Te Rangatahi, graduate of the New Zealand School of Dance and Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland.

An open level performance workshop for choreographers, dancers, theatre directors, actors, performance artists, somatic practitioners, dance and performance studies researchers.

Workshop Registration: To apply submit the following to [email protected]

Vision Statement: A brief statement about your cultural, artistic and/or academic practice; including why you want to participate in the Tua o Te Arai Workshop and what outcomes you would like to achieve. (500 words maximum).

CV/BIO: One page only, a brief resume of your training and/or performance background and project experience.

Works: Include links to images, video, and/or articles of your choreographic, performance, interdisciplinary work or research. (Website or online publishing)

Critical Path has 8 bursary places to offer to artists wishing to take part in the full week.  If you have a particular need for a bursary please let us know otherwise they will be offered based on criteria to support diversity of participation and access.

Deadline 3 January 2017.

A partnership with Victoria Hunt.

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