SHORT + SWEET DANCE
The (quiet) Kitemaker
Show 2 | 14 – 15 September
The quiet kite maker. A experimental kaleidoscopic journey through the potholes found in a child’s world. It is a semi biographical piece that wantonly re-examines the perceptions and wonder regularly and readily found in a child’s world concluding with how these experiences go on to shape our (adult) view of the world. Using strands and structures of fable, movement sound and poetry, woven from gathered interviewee samples, Vicky delves back into the old toy cupboard to plait together a solo narrative of movement installations and live sound that aims to pull out childlike splendour curiosity and wonder to put back into the adult world. This piece is formulated around 2 questions; 1) When you were a child what did you want to be as a grown up? and 2) what do you do now? Using her recent research- Vicky weaves her gifts and talents of language, sound, and movement into a wagging kite tail returning us briefly to the chaos and colourful characteristics that made childhood so long ago. Childhood, and how out of nothing we would create spaces for ourselves within the adult world.
Choreographer Vicky Kapo
2018 Artistic Cv and bio. Residing currently in Melbourne, Australia, Vicky Kapo is a multifaceted artist, with indigenous heart. Her tribal affiliations are with Te Atiawa, + Ngati Raukawa. Armed with a B.A in Performance and Dance, and with renegade spirit, she uses whatever methods happen to allow fulfilment of the creative vision. Her tools of choice are movement, text, installations, sound and channeled improvisation, using all to bring a full sense of theatre. Striving to bring to performances experiences that are intimate and connecting, her works are often political, evocative, and mesmerising. She is human agent, dreamtime observer; curious about activating collective consciousness, translating dreamtime, and the joys and craft found in the construction of a well -formed sentence. Her recent 2018 and 2017 performances and artist works include: A 30 min Sound work Burning Questions with Canadian artist Carolin Kunzle for a Canadian Pirate Radio weekend festival in January 2018. Black-Out by Auckland Artist Tru Paraha – A dance theatre activation and installation; performed 15th and 16th of February 2018 @ the Kenneth Myer centre. Felt Room by Body Cartography artist Olive Beringa. A 3hr durational sensory unfolding using scores and the darkness to create a cellular somatic experience performed during the Performance Arcade festival in February Wellington NZ.