Pacific Dance Choreographic Lab Performance 2010
Pacific Dance Choreographic Lab Performance 2010

The Choreographic Laboratory in previous years was held in conjunction with the Pacific Dance Fono.

2011 was the first year the Choreographic Lab was held as a separate event which saw a number of Pacific dance choreographers develop works over an intensive three week period. These selected choreographers benefit from the mentoring of an experienced choreographer/director who helps them through the stages of taking a dance work from conceptualisation to actuality (and into a theatre setting).

2013 was the fifth year of the Choreo Lab and this was celebrated with the show 'Moana, a Pacific Dance Showcase' which showcased works from the previous 3 years of the lab. This ran for a week season at TAPAC as part of the 'Pacific As' month of March. 

Moana ran a second time in 2014 but in 2016 it was transformed into the Pacific Dance Festival and now held at the Mangere Arts Centre. 

Watch a video of some photo highlights below.

Here's some feedback from the Choreolab 2014 Showing - relaying some of the excitement and vibe from the audience


Check out some highlights of the Choreolab 2015


Click the drop down tab above to find out more about each year of the Pacific Dance Choreographic Lab.