We're already at half way point of 2016 and what a busy year it has been and will continue to be!
We would like to acknowledge the success that was NZ Dance Week. It was great to see so many people join the fun and help celebrate and elevate the presence of dance in New Zealand. The cogs are already turning for 2017!
Oh and don't forget to check out our awesome nationwide dance video! For the Love of Dance in Aotearoa 2016 was a project we initiated to elevate the presence of dance in New Zealand. Ten groups from around the country showed their passion for the art-form with some great choreography which was collated into this awesome video! The video was released on International Dance Day (29 April) during NZ Dance Week. The work the amazing project participants put in to show their love for dance deserves a massive round of applause!
Matariki begins in June, so keep an eye out for all the events in conjunction! Also, Pacific Dance NZ have taken the step to set up the first NZ Contemporary Pacific Dance Festival (13-18 June). Based on bringing together previous PDNZ ChoreoLabs (2009 - 2015) and giving artists the opportunity to re-present developed forms of their original works. And of course there is the Tertiary Dance Festival (27 June-2 July). Dance students from around the country assemble for four days of workshops, seminars and performances. These are our next generation artists!
Finally, DANZ has recently gone through some internal analysis to find ways to better our services and engagement. If you have any, suggestions please don't hesitate to let us know - we love hearing from you!
DANZ is about and for people in dance. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are just a phone call away and happy to provide advice and mentoring from a wider perspective gained from many years of working and being involved with dance.