SHORT + SWEET DANCE
Exploring contrast and similarity, exploring power, considering contrapositives.
Brigitte Knight (The Friday Company)
Brigitte Knight is an experienced and innovative choreographer, dance educator with the Royal New Zealand Ballet and dance adjudicator.
She has created work for Maori TV, Coca Cola Christmas in the Park, New Zealand Fashion Week, Dionysus Music Theatre, Paper Plane Factory, RWC 2011, Tempo Festival, The Body Festival, En Route, Hagley Park Millenium Celebrations, Aotea Diwali Festival, University of Auckland Diwali Festival, Te Manu Aute, The Radio Network, Boogie Nites, NZ One Act Play Festival and many more. Brigitte was the director of her own dance school for ten years, before relocating to Auckland and creating freelance work. She adjudicates across New Zealand and has created an extensive selection of dance for stage, competitions, dance schools and film. Brigitte is a fully registered, Experienced Secondary Teacher, and the author of two of the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s NCEA resources. She has guested, tutored and choreographed for many of Auckland’s leading dance education providers, including Okareka Dance Company Summer School, AUT Dance, Carter Chan Dance Performance Centre, Auckland Academy of Dance, Auckland West Dance Academy and Corelli School of the Arts. She has recently completed her Masters degree in dance education, with a focus on the value of original choreography, which she achieved with First Class Honours. Brigitte is the Artistic Director of The Friday Company, dance reviewer at What’s Good, senior ballet tutor at AWDA and TIC Dance at Ormiston Senior College.
The Friday Company – Heidi Chen & Stevie Barker