Papa Tuatahi is our headlining venue that platforms new and archival dance film created by artists from Aotearoa and beyond. Throughout our Whatumanawa Season you will see a wide range of filmic styles that embrace modes of interactivity and participation, architectural body cartography, street style improvisation, feminist ritual, super 8 film nostalgia, choreographic tasking and archival collage.
A short film created in a short period of time. Exploring the outskirts of the physical bubble, even the bubble between yourself and the mind games.
This period has affected us in different ways, maybe it’s heightened areas in your life that have been suppressed? Maybe you haven’t had the time to process anything?
“What does being fluid mean to you?” Using phone calls with friends, our thoughts in illustration, movement and music.
Let us know if you would like to share your response to these times. Email Janghuddle@gmail.com or contact us through the Tempo social media pages.
A Zoom Hui will be held through the 흐름. Flow Facebook event on 7 June at 7:30pm to discuss the work and its themes, all welcome!
Trigger warning: Please note that this film touches on themes of mental health.
Creative/dancer: Cindy Jang-Barlow
Voices: Jess Hong, Michelle Ger, Cindy Jang-Barlow
Beats: Carl Ruwhiu
Illustrations and editing help: Casey Yeoh
Filming: Stephanie Kim
Photography: George Jang-Barlow
Headshot of Artist: Anna Moimoi
Thank you to all the artists out there pushing the boundaries and trying new ways to create spaces and connections over this tough time. Thank you to my bubble and for making it through with me and to the friends for the many calls to tell me it's okay to feel "less human" over this time, because we're not "less human". And that my worth doesn't come from what I can or cannot achieve. Thank you to the Tempo team as well!
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Cindy is a choreographer, artist, event coordinator and community dance practitioner. Having a Bachelor of Dance Studies (Honours) from The University of Auckland. She has her own collective called Jang Huddle, which uplifts diverse stories through movement and art. “Iron Eyes” at the Basement Theatre in 2018 was her first debut production. Cindy is all about community, multidisciplinary art, collaborations and audience participation. You can see this in her previous works such as Iron Eyes (Basement Theatre), Il Jum Oh (Wellesley studios), Have a Smashing Xmas (First Thursdays), Dancing in Parks (Albert-Eden local board) and Garden of Celebration (Raynham Park).