This live-streamed panel, shared on Tempo Dance Festival’s Facebook Page as well as Choreographic Research Aotearoa’s platforms, seeks to amplify the voices of artists engaging with social justice activism, resisting white supremacy, and practicing decolonisation work in dance both here and abroad.
Thank you to the Choreographic Research Aotearoa collective, University of Auckland Dance Studies, all of the artists who have agreed to speak, and Tempo Dance Festival for the opportunity. Additional thank you to Tia Reihana, Alys Longley, and Cat Ruka for consultation and advising.
The Panel will have a live-stream discussion at 8am on the 20th, this video will then remain online for the next week for you to view.
The panel includes:
- Gregory King (USA)
- Jack Grey (NZ)
- Kloé Dean (UK)
- Cathy Livermore (NZ)
- Moe Laga (NZ)
Hero image by Evan Prunty.
Choreographic Research Aotearoa.
Dedicated to research and critical practice in dance and performance, Choreographic Research Aotearoa hosts guest talks, workshops, performances and a research salon. CRA emphasises an engagement with process and dialogue, encouraging a dynamic and diverse approach to engaging with current practice and theory. CRA events, hosted by the Dance Studies Programme at the University of Auckland, are open to the public.
Becca Weber, PhD, MFA, MA, RSME, RSDE, FHEA, THE is a Lecturer in Dance Studies at the University of Auckland. Director of Somanaut Dance, Co-Director of Project Trans(m)it, Associate Editor of Dance, Movement and Spiritualities, and Board Member for Carolina Dancer Wellness, Weber’s research focuses on somatic practices, choreography and creative practice, cognition, digital technologies, and pedagogy, and has been published widely and presented internationally.