Dancer steps out

Kapi-Mana News - - FLASHBACK -

Hone Kouka has moved out of his com­fort zone for his own con­tri­bu­tion to the fes­ti­val, the beau­ti­ful ones, a dance- drama col­lab­o­ra­tion with chore­og­ra­pher Dolina We­hipei­hana.

‘‘I call my­self a frus­trated chore­og­ra­pher, ba­si­cally. I see theatre as sculp­ture in space, so it makes sense for me to work with dancers in some ca­pac­ity. Se­condly I wanted to pick up this thing called theatre and just flip it – move­ment, hip- hop, dancers.’’

He wanted a con­cert for­mat, but as a play­wright he un­der­stood the need for a strong nar­ra­tive to run through it.

How­ever, as the work has evolved, he wasn’t at all sure where it was headed or even what it was.

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