The Government needs to put its money where its mouth is, says Diana McPherson, Director of Māpura Studios in Auckland. “If Creative New Zealand doesn’t have the capacity to fund creative spaces, then other government sources need to step up and recognise the benefits of the arts for everyone, in particular for people already... Keep Reading
Jolt is based on the belief that everyone has the right to dance and find their own creative voice.
We also believe our communities are strengthened by the beauty of diversity.
CELEBRATING JOLT: The Christchurch company offers an interconnected programme of classes, teacher training and performance under the vision "To celebrate the unique qualities of our dancers and to challenge perspectives about dance and disability". This video was produced by Creative New Zealand as one of the case studies in Keteparaha Mō Ngā Toi Hapori, its Community Arts Toolkit. Read Jolt: pushing the boundaries
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Aotearoa's foremost integrated professional performance company, Touch Compass, has appointed Pelenakeke Brown as its new interim Artistic Director. She is the first artist with a disability to lead the company. Keep Reading
"I can be myself. With dance, there is no right and wrong,” says Christchurch dancer Michael Krammer, a founding member of Jolt in Christchurch and an assistant tutor with Arts Integrated since 2014. Keep Reading
A key aim of the inaugural Creative Spaces Week 2020, running from 17 February through to 23 February, was to raise the visibility of the sector as a network of creative spaces across the country. The hashtag #CreativeSpacesWeek was well-used on social media to highlight the week. Keep Reading
Lyn Cotton, inspired by her work with Amici Dance Theatre Company’s founder and Artistic Director Wolfgang Stange 25 years ago, returned to Christchurch and created Jolt Dance in 2001. Now, five members of the Jolt team will travel to London in May to be part of Amici’s 40th birthday celebrations. Keep Reading