Louise Potiki Bryant. TŪHONO. Whakaahua - Coming to Form: An indigenous approach to dance-making

Department of Dance
Special Topics In Dance Making - DNCE 244

TŪHONO
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.

Information: (951) 827-3245  performingarts@ucr.edu  www.dance.ucr.edu

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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Arts, Dance

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Faculty & Staff, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students, International Students, Transfer Students

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