Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s maiden speech at the United Nations General Assembly last year inspired Ōtaki-based Anna Groves to put into action an ambitious choreographic project called Keep the Peace – NZ. Even before the horrific Christchurch mosque shootings redefined public discourse in New Zealand, both Ardern and United Nations... Keep Reading
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Issue 57 / Spring 2019
Julia Harvie explores dance in Christchurch following the 2015 end of The Body Festival. Keep Reading
Community dance or dance in the community - is there a difference? Community dance is it the new international trail blazer, or is it the poor cousin of professional performance dance or theatre? Keep Reading
Bullying in the work place has been a hot topic in the media in recent months. DANZ takes the opportunity to examine this issue in the dance world by checking in with some of our key stakeholders. Keep Reading
Dr Tania Kopytko explores the recent concerns surrounding mental health in New Zealand performing arts sectors. Keep Reading
The dance profession in NZ has long asked for a professional association to represent and advocate for them in the area of conditions of work. Equity, the union, has undergone changes to include broader performing arts and with changes in branding and approach is proving through its actions that it is working for dance. Keep Reading
Francis is currently living in London and has been involved in a variety of dance projects. He has taken this opportunity to discuss the work of Kiwi dance practitioners Simone Aughterlony and Susanne Bentley abroad. Keep Reading
The term fusion dance is usually understood as a process of ‘blending’ dances from two or more different cultures, genres or styles. In this article, Linda Ashley explores the fusing of dances from different cultural legacies. Keep Reading
How to get your private sector dance teaching experience recognised by the Ministry of Education in primary schools. Jenny Cossey reviews the teaching environment, recounts her experiences, and offers insight into the difficulties. Keep Reading