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.