2019 is our first fest with our superstar new Artistic Director Cat Ruka! Read her statement about the full festival programme, and Tempo's breakthrough year.
2019 is our first fest with our superstar new artistic director Cat Ruka, so we sat down with her to kōrero about the four local acts she has chosen to lead our programme, and why it's so so important to celebrate homegrown talent at Tempo.
We are very excited to celebrate the life and career of Russell Kerr (ONZM, QSM) with a digital honouring, highlighting some of Russell's many achievements, plus personal video tributes by some of Russell's closest friends and colleagues.
Carrie Rae bumped into FRESH artist Xavier Breed on the streets of Taipei, so they stopped off at a noodle bar to bring us a Tiny Office with an international (and very humid) flavour.
We have partnered with SkyCity to offer an awesome giveaway for and exclusive dining experience plus these exclusive deals for an evening of wining, dining and dance. Book any Tempo ticket in the month of September to be into win a luxury date night for two.
This week we had Kelly Nash drop by the Tiny Office to talk about her work My Inner Sound featured in our intimate double bill with Douglas Wright- Between Two. Kelly shares the themes, process and surrealism in creating My Inner Sound, as well as how Douglas' work inspired her transition into contemporary dance.
Director, choreographer and herder of cats at METAMORPHOSIS- Richie Cesan- dropped by the Tiny Office to chat with Carrie Rae about the good ol' days of Boyzdance, teaching dance to the next generation, his passion for Irish dancing, and to dish the dirt on his brothers...
We're so happy to see you out and about finally! We've kept you tucked away in our tiny office for so long. Sorry about that. But it was worth the wait, wasn't it? Now you're the talk of the town and everybody wants to know what you're up to.
It's Chats From the Tiny Office: Blog Edition with Carrie Rae talking to Muscle Mouth's Ross McCormack about sci-fi AI inspirations HAL9000, Gerty, and developing the character of System's room.
I've had a lot of conversations about whY Chromozone this year. Most of them have revolved around the slight alteration to the title of the show (from Y Chromozone previously). But even prior to that i get "Um, you do know that's not how you spell chromosome, right?"
When i first moved to New Zealand nearly 15 years ago, I spent a week at the Film Archive on K Road in research mode watching all the NZ dance footage I could find. Pouring through stacks of grainy VHS tape footage, one word kept coming up over and over again - Limbs.
I had the privilege of seeing a development showing of Louise Potiki Bryant’s Ngaro earlier in the year. I’ve always loved Louise’s work and the brilliant way she integrates film and AV into her performances. Add in some infectious beats by Paddy Free and textile couture by Rona Ngahuia Osborne and you’ve got a recipe for something quite extraordinary.