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New Zealand Dance Festival Trust (Tempo)

Dance Company or Group


The annual festival that celebrates dance in all its forms and styles. Tempo 2014 is the 11th festival under the Tempo banner. Tempo’s philosophy is to increase, enhance and support society’s appreciation and experience of dance and how it relates to them. Audiences can choose from a selection of evening-length works, showcases and curated shared programmes that feature stunning and innovative dance works from New Zealand's top dance talent. Post-show forums and artist honourings offer a 'behind-the-scenes' look into the art of making dance and the people who shape the dance community. Tempo also caters for the ever-evolving New Zealand dance community, including both emerging and established artists. The festival has always been proud of its dedication to educating young dancers and choreographers by giving them opportunities to hone their craft in a professional theatre setting. Tempo has created a “Poutama” – a ladder of educational progression for dancers beginning with children as young as 4 years old, moving through high school students to tertiary dance students and emerging professional dancers and choreographers. Tempo also offers emerging artists mentoring support through a designated critical feedback process that aims to encourage both artistic and professional development.

Carrie Rae Cunningham


09-366 1616

021 114 2679


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