July 23, 2011


Pacific Dance New Zealand now invites Pacific Islands choreographers and dancers to apply for the Pacific Dance Choreographic Lab 2011 held between the 26th September and 14th October 2011.

Choreographers are requested to submit an ‘expression of interest’ to the Pacific Dance Choreographic Selection Committee 2011 no later than 3pm, Tuesday 6th September, 2011.

To qualify for this project, choreographers must present a proposal that will include:

• A CV with references
• the concept (what is your dance about?)
• the intended length of the work
• how many dancers (a solo, duet, trio etc)?

All applicants must be of Pacific Islands descent, be an emerging to mid-career choreographer, demonstrate in their submission that they will be able to complete the choreographic lab and submit a new work that has not been performed previously. This is a wonderful opportunity for Pacific Islands choreographers to create new works and have it promoted and developed.

The three choreographers selected for the choreographic lab will be provided with:
• A dance studio equipped with a sound system
• Dancers
• A mentor
• An allowance during the three-week choreographic lab
• Publicity and promotional opportunities

Each work will be presented at the closing night of the Pacific Dance Choreographic Lab 2011 to be held at the Mangere Arts Centre – Ngā Tohu o Uenuku in Mangere.

Location of project:

This project will be presented in Auckland City South as part of the Southside Arts Festival 2011. All successful applicants will be notified in mid-September and workshops will take place from 26th September to 14th October 2011 at several venues in Auckland South:

• Metro Theatre (Mangere East Hall) in Mangere,
• Nathan Homestead in Manurewa,
• Otara Music Arts Centre/Manukau Institute of Technology 

Contact: Filoi Vaila’au, Pacific Dance Choreographic Lab,

Email to: auckland@pacificdance.co.nz, Phone: 09 3700487  

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