NGARO (hidden, out of sight, or lost) acknowledges the often hidden and faceless journey of losing oneself to an isolating mental illness.
This new multi-media work by choreographer/video artist Louise Potiki Bryant (Tumutumu, KIRI) seamlessly integrates a visceral solo performance and a dynamic video installation with music by Paddy Free (Pitch Black) and textile design by Rona Ngahuia Osborne.
NGARO reflects upon our collective wellbeing and consciousness from a Māori perspective. Revealed and concealed within the work is Hinengaro – the hidden feminine and atua of the mind, consciousness and awareness. In a world so overtaken by individual egos, and the necessary dulling of our senses to cope with stimulation overload, NGARO re-affirms a connection with sensual pathways and a reawakening to the ocean of consciousness.
Louise was awarded the prestigious Harriet Friedlander New York Residency in 2014 by the Arts Foundation of New Zealand and NGARO grew out of her experience there.
Tempo is proud to support Louise Potiki Bryant as the 2017 Tuakana artist, recognising her as a senior Māori dance practitioner.
Choreographer and Performer: Louise Potiki Bryant
Collaborator / Sound Design / Composer: Paddy Free
Collaborator / Textile Design / Costume Design: Rona Ngahuia Osborne
Video Design: Louise Potiki Bryant