Choreographer, Collaborative Director, Cultural Consultant & Mentor
Charles Koroneho works in the fields of performance and culture. He created Te Toki Haruru (est 1997) to explore cultural collaboration and the intersection between dance, theatre and design. His projects are presented as performances, research workshops and arts collaborations exploring the collision between Maori cosmology, New Zealand society and global cultures. Koroneho is a founding member of Te Kanikani o Te Rangatahi, a graduate of the New Zealand School of Dance and Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland. He shares his vision of dance and performance by providing movement, improvisation classes and creative workshops for dancers, actors and performance artists. Koroneho supports the arts community as a choreographer, collaborative director, cultural consultant and mentor.
Re-addressing the Space of Grief, Bereavement and Lamentation Presented by Charles Koroneho Shrouded in mystery, the passage of the dead in Maori ancestral stories are relayed as a series of arduous tests to complete on their way to the ancient homeland of Hawaiki. A spiritual hiatus takes place at Te Arai, a real and liminal […]
As dance artists, breathing is essential to what we do and, like the weather, air is our medium. But how do we expand awareness and consciousness between our human dancing breaths and the diurnal ‘breaths’ of the planet? LungSong is a feminist sci-fi quest, drawing attention to the deep ecological relation between human and planetary lungs. Air, […]