Department of Dance
Special Topics In Dance Making - DNCE 244
Whakaahua - Coming to Form - An indigenous approach to dance-making
A showing of solo works by graduate students Josie Bettman, Olana Flynn, Magnolia Yang Sao Yia, and Christina Leyva.
Louise Potiki Bryant, Visiting Assistant Professor
June 6, 2018
Wednesday, 10:00 am- 12:30 pm
Dance Faculty Studio, ATHD 159
Free and open to the campus
Nau mai, haere mai.
We would like to welcome you to TŪHONO, a showing of solo works by graduate students Josie Bettman, Olana Flynn, Magnolia Yang Sao Yia, and Christina Leyva.
Each solo has been devised within the framework, principles and methodologies of Whakaahua Dance - an indigenous dance and somatic practice which arose out of Potiki Bryant’s long-term collaboration with researcher and composer Professor Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal.
Whakaahua Dance is informed by Professor Royal’s research into the historical whare tapere – Māori community houses of storytelling, dance, music, games and more. Whakaahua means to acquire form or to transform, and Whakaahua Dance draws inspiration from a central concept of the haka (dance) of the whare tapere, whereby a quality from the natural world emerges from deep within a dancer to find it’s fullest expression in the performance of the dance. The Whakaahua Dance
Free and open to the campus. No late seating.
Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.
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Wednesday, June 6 at 10:00am to 12:30pm
Athletics & Dance Building, Dance Faculty Studio, ATHD 159
Athletics & Dance Building, Riverside, CA 92521
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