Touch Compass public workshops in Rotorua 6 - 7 May

Touch Compass Inclusive Dance Workshops in Rotorua

Saturday 6 May      1.30pm – 4.00pm (includes registration)

Sunday 7 May        9.30am – 12.00pm (includes registration)

The Workshops: Internationally acclaimed tutors Rodney Bell, Catherine Chappell and Renee Ball will teach a two hour workshop based on material from the company’s short film Flipped.  Content will include contemporary dance and improvisation techniques that will enable dancers and teachers to explore and develop their capabilities to perform and/or teach inclusive work in their community.


Catherine Chappell is the Touch Compass founder, artistic director and choreographer Catherine has worked in the performing arts for over 30years. She pioneered contact improvisation in New Zealand and in 2011 was received a Creative New Zealand Choreographic Fellowship.                     

Rodney Bell is a founding Touch Compass dancer and tutor, of Ngāti Maniapoto descent. He is a former principal dancer of Axis Dance Company (USA) winning an Isadora Duncan Dance Award in 2008 and and won an Attitude Artistic Achievement Award at the 2016.                               

Renee Ball has a Bachelor of Dance from Auckland University and is a dance teacher, choreographer and dance competition judge who is currently teaching in Palmerston North. The Touch Compass film Flipped is based on her personal experience of Gullaine Barre syndrome.

To Book:

Ph: (09) 550 6464 or Email:


*Early bird for a limited time*

BOOK NOW! $20* waged, $10* students/unwaged - BOOK NOW!

(Full price $30 waged $15 students/unwaged)

*All workshops are fully inclusive and accessible 


Western Heights High School Dance Studio

70 Old Quarry Rd, Western Heights, Rotorua



Monday, 1 May, 2017