Gentle Men welcome!
I am the House and the House is me. I dance the History of the House and she reveals my History
There are multiple ways to tell the story of Hinemihi – it’s a story of origins, a story of traumatic events, and it is a story of colonial violence. It’s also my story. This discussion addresses Indigenous ways of knowing, including Maori cosmology and contemporary Maori feminism. How do I, as a dancer-ancestor, commune with the hidden, and through a performative language based on female authority, traditional wisdom and personal practice, bring these essential narratives into the present?
Guest speaker: Victoria Hunt is an Australian born artist working across spheres of dance, choreography, culture, performance art and education. Her tribal affiliations are to Te Arawa, Rongowhaakata, Kahungunu Maori, English and Irish.She has a BA in Visual Arts and is a founding ensemble member of the Body Weather Dance Company, De Quincey Co. Her work spans thirteen years and over 40 productions. She has created short films, photo essays and choreographed works for various theaters. She is a dance educator at EORA Institute of TAFE + provides professional movement classes for youth theatre companies + the independent dance community. www.dequinceyco.net