Haka master class with Jack Gray Dakota Alcantara-Camancho from Aotearoa/New Zealand. A part of Patricia Beaman's Dance History class, taken by 2nd year Bachelor's students and 1st year Master's students.
Open to non-majors with permission by instructor.
Based in Aotearoa/New Zealand and a founder of Atamira Dance Company, Jack Gray’s work often offsets the theatre as a place of belonging. His current project, I Moving Lab, functions through site-specific installation to create a type of papakainga (homestead) for indigenous artists who have lost their familial links to ancestral land. Gray developed this kaupapa (ideology) as a result of four years as visiting dance scholar and artist in residence in the United States. Noticing themes of displacement and a different cultural emphasis (or lack thereof) with regards to the recognition of indigenous people and places, Gray incubated creative projects such as Transformance Lab and the Indigenous Dance Forum. Working with intercultural, interdisciplinary, international and indigenous themes, the projects evoke a sense of collective vitality between people, art, and their stories.