Choreolab 2017

The Pacific Dance Choreographic Laboratory (Chorelab) was established in 2009 as part of the Pacific Dance Fono. In 2010 it became its own distinct event and since that time has become a significant stepping stone for Pacific dance exponents developing their craft in the Aotearoa dance scene.

Over the past eight years this has seen 25 new dance works created by 25 Pacific dance choreographers. It has also seen hundreds of dancers have opportunity to work in co-lab space and perform on stage fresh, new and original works.

If you would like to be part of the Choreolab; see details below, download an Expression of Interest Form (if you are a choreographer), or give us an email or phone call (dancers and choreographers) to find out more.

Pacific Dance Choreographic Lab 2017:

Call for Submissions

Pacific Dance New Zealand now invites New Zealand based Pacific Islands choreographers and dancers to apply for the Pacific Dance Choreographic Lab 2017.

Choreographers are requested to submit an ‘expression of interest’ (below) to the Pacific Dance Choreographic Selection Committee 2017 no later than 5pm, Monday 4 September 2017.

To qualify for this project, choreographers must present a proposal that will include:

• A CV with references

• the concept (what is your dance about?)

• the intended length of the work

• how many dancers (a solo, duet, trio etc)?

All applicants must be of Pacific Islands descent, be an emerging to mid-career choreographer, demonstrate in their submission that they will be able to complete the choreographic lab and submit a new work that has not been performed previously. This is a wonderful opportunity for Pacific Islands choreographers to create new works and have it promoted and developed.

The three choreographers selected for the choreographic lab will have the opportunity to develop their works with mentorship and support from Pacific Dance NZ. They will also receive a stipend to assist during the period of development and have publicity and promotional opportunities. The lab will also end in a public performance where choreographers and dancers will have the opportunity to work in a professional theatre setting.

Each work will be presented at the closing night of the Pacific Dance Choreographic Lab 2017 to be held at Te Oro Arts Centre in Glen Innes Auckland in late October/early November.

Contact: Cilla Brown

Email to:, Phone: 09 376 00 60.