Experimental Dance Week Aotearoa (NZ) is very excited to announce that it will be going ahead with its live festival this year 30th November - 5th December 2020 at Herald Theatre thanks to Auckland Live. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the festival was postponed from June 2020, and given that it was previously half-international the new... Keep Reading
DANZ Social Media Takeover Season 2020
Dance Aotearoa New Zealand (DANZ) is excited to have recently launched its new Social Media Takeover Season, with twelve weeks of creative inspiration and sharing from New Zealand dance artists practising across a range of genres. At a time when many freelance dance artists have lost valuable opportunities for work and creative outlet as a result of the pandemic, DANZ is pleased to be able to provide this limited window for the development of commissioned content.
Sheryl Lowe, DANZ Executive Director, says: “As the national support organisation for dance in Aotearoa New Zealand, we are keen to assist the dance sector in as many ways as we can during this difficult time. We are delighted to be able to offer some interim platforms for these dance artists to keep producing and making their valuable work accessible to the wider dance community and audiences.”
Over a twelve week period, DANZ hosts an artist each week for a takeover featuring creative content to be shared across DANZ’s social media platforms – Instagram and Facebook. From Classical, Contemporary and Pacific dance to Urban, Crossover and Waacking, the DANZ Social Media Takeovers programme offers something for everyone, through a variety of mediums including live and pre-recorded classes/workshops, dance films, TikTok challenges, Talanoa/Kōrero sessions and more!
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During the current situation with Covid-19 and New Zealand moving to level 4 alert, many people will be missing out on the physical and mental health benefits of dance. DANZ has put together a collection of FREE online dance resources that hopefully will keep you inspired to dance at home during isolation. We will add to the list as we go -... Keep Reading
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