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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.

 

And leotards.  Those kept showing up too.  Everybody was in shiny leotards.  It was the 80s afterall.

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 (I loved her funky boutique Native Agent that used to be in Kingsland) and you’ve got a recipe for something quite extraordinary.

 

Once upon a time, Tempo had a blog.  I used to write about my adventures in Danceland via the Dance Stuff blog.  And then life happened, I got super busy (and a bit lazy) and the blog went by the wayside...

 

... BUT IT'S BACK!  And it will be better than ever!  I don't even know these people in the photo but they look really excited about it too.  Thanks y'all.

HERE IT IS! WEEK 1 OF THE FESTIVAL!!!

Here is a sneak peek at what's in store the first week of Tempo 2017!

 

 

 

 

  

 

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