This video documents the live interdisciplinary dance performance of 'NOHOPUKU, dreams of space shifting' by Louise Potiki Bryant. This performance was at Puketeraki Marae, in Karitane, Dunedin as part of the show 'Te Ngaru Hou 2010'. 'Te Ngaru Hou' won both the 'Best of Fringe' and 'Best Dance' awards at the Dunedin Fringe Festival 2010, and Louise won 'Stand - Out Performer' for her performance.
With NOHOPUKU – dreams of space shifting, Louise Potiki-Bryant’s live solo performance and projected videoscape intersect, and combine with spoken word and original music by Paddy Free.
In 2009, Louise undertook a choreographic internship in the city of Toronto and at Six Nations Reserve, Ontario, Canada, with artisitic director of Kaha:wi Dance Theatre; Santee Smith. The seeds of inspiration for NOHOPUKU – dreams of space shifting, began during this time.
NOHOPUKU – dreams of space shifting explores Louise’s reflections on identity and image. As part of the documentation of her time in Canada, Louise sketched images of her body’s metaphorical inner landscape responding to various experiences. These portraits provide inspiration for a video and choreographic landscape where natural forms, and the human body are caught and fragmented in mirror glass windows.
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