Tempo’s FRESH choreographers showcase is an annual platform for emerging artists to create and present new ideas. This year’s artists Gemma-Jayde Naidoo, Xavier Breed, Ufitia Sagapolutele and Duchess have stepped up to the challenge to create new works with choreographic mentoring from Cat Ruka.

Bringing to light the many facets of femininity: beauty, strength and destruction. We are complex, we are creators, we are limitless.

Where are we going, why are we going, who do we take along with us on this journey?

fixed on the idea
of what will become.
aching body,
head to the sun,
and feet to the west,
by doleful cries.

the soul of the departed
wanders into a future state,
whilst the physical
lays among the ashes
of our ancestors

I am part of the arts collective and vogue house of C O V E N. This solo is an excerpt from my full-length work BIONICA and speaks about the continuation and progression of Pasifika queer narratives. This dance piece will bring cultural dance, contemporary dance and vogue elements to like all in one rhythm.

a mosaic of different … expressions with genuine value… the seeds of a range of dance works that represent the expanding spectrum of contemporary New Zealand dance.

- NZ Herald, 2016

Presented as part of Tempo Dance Festival 2018

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