April 16, 2015
Canada calls for Maori artists
Maori dancers and writers have until the end of the month to apply for residencies at one of the world’s largest arts and creativity incubators.
As part of Creative New Zealand’s cultural exchange programme, Canada’s Banff Centre reserves a place for a Maori artist in each of their indigenous dance and writing residency programmes.
CNZ spokesperson Cath Cardiff says the residencies are a chance to develop arts practice, share skills and cultural knowledge with other indigenous artists and form valuable partnerships.
The Indigenous Dance Residency is a four-week intensive programme which involves daily classes as well as creating a new choreographic work that will be performed as part of the Banff Summer Arts Festival at The Banff Centre.
The Indigenous Writing Programme comprises two weeks of writing time at The Banff Centre and 10 weeks working online from home or work space with a mentor.
Last year dancer and choreographer Kura Te Ua participated in the dance residency actor, director and writer Nancy Brunning did the writing programme.
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