HE TĀNGATA / THE PEOPLE
Bianca Hyslop (Te Arawa, Ngāti Whakaue) and multi award winning artist Rowan Pierce are practitioners at the forefront of their respective fields of contemporary dance/movement and performance design/live art. Based in Aotearoa/New Zealand, both artists have extensive experience and have gained success working independently as well as with top performing arts companies in Aotearoa and abroad.
This new collaborative partnership is self-produced and together the pair create work that pushes beyond any one form of performing arts practice. Their work is an immersive performance experience that utilises various forms of storytelling including image, movement, sound, spatial/object design and beyond. This results in a universal performative language that defies genres and opens up live performance experience to new and broader audiences.
The wider creative team behind Pōhutu establishes new collaborative connections between Tūī Matira Ranapiri-Ransfield, Kelly Nash, Nancy Wiijohn, Rosie Tapsell and Emma Ransley.
Director/Choreographer/Performer: Bianca Hyslop
Director/Designer: Rowan Pierce
Mātanga Mātauranga Māori: Tūī Matira Ranapiri-Ransfield
Costume Design: Emma Ransley
Performer: Nancy Wiijohn
Rehearsal Director: Kelly Nash
Co-Devisor: Rosie Tapsell