Sophie Sheaf-Morrison and Lyne Pringle

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Sophie and Lyne work together for reviews as part of a project to mentor and encourage young Māori and Pacifica writers.

Sophie Sheaf-Morrison

Ko Taranaki te maunga.

Ko Waiongana te awa.

Ko Te Whānau a Apanui te iwi, engari I pakeke ake au i Taranaki.

Ko Sophie Sheaf-Morrison taku ingoa. 

Sophie grew up in Taranaki before she began pre-professional ballet training at the Alberta Ballet School in Canada, later returning to Aotearoa to graduate high school at the Chilton St James School in Lower Hutt.  She is currently in her second year as a Contemporary Dance Student with the New Zealand School of Dance.  Since returning home after the pandemic, she has started her endeavour to connect to her Māori whakapapa with Te Whānau ā Apanui, as well as learning and studying Te reo Māori. 

*Creating reviews as part of a project to mentor and encourage young Māori and Pacifica dance writers.

Lyne Pringle

Lyne Pringle began reviewing dance for Theatreview in the early years of the site, as a frequent contributor until stepping into the dance reviewer role for the Dominion Post in 2019. In 2021 she followed Raewyn White into the role of Dance Editor. 

As well as writing for other publications, Lyne teaches dance studies at the New Zealand School of Dance, is an oral historian for the New Zealand Dance Archive and a member of the Artistic Advisory Panel for Footnote New Zealand Dance. 

Sophie Sheaf-Morrison and Lyne Pringle's reviews



14/06/2023 - 17/06/2023

"Celebration and sharing of their Indigenous artistry...