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Lusi Faiva attends CNZ's Pacific Arts Summit 2022

Last week I attended the Pacific Arts CNZ Summit 2022 in Wellington at TePapa.

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Seeking Associate Producer for seven-week paid apprenticeship position. Starts 7 November!

Touch Compass is looking for an Associate Producer with a focus on artist support for an apprenticeship position to help us deliver a variety of works throughout the last months of 2022.

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Whaikaha - Pursuing Strength

A year ago, Touch Compass reappropriated the term Tāngata Mana Whaikaha as our te reo vernacular for our people, replacing the negative connotation of whaiora, and haua.

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Susan Williams talks Illegally Blind

"Accessibility is built into the show from the start - it IS the start in a lot of ways."

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Touch Compass is proud to present Meremere at Q Theatre for a triumphant return season this August!

After a sold-out run in April 2021, Rodney Bell's autobiographical story, Meremere, is back by popular demand for three select dates at Auckland's Q Theatre, before touring to arts festivals across Australia.

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Auditions for Aiga, new Touch Compass production!

We are excited to be moving forward with a fabulous new project called Aiga, which will be created, developed throughout 2022/2023 and then premièred in 2024. Read below for more information and how to submit materials to secure an audition!

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Nine Stars of Matariki - Ngā Whetū e Iwa o Matariki 2022

Touch Compass has prepared an interactive, fun and inclusive offering for schools to celebrate Matariki: Ngā Whetū e Iwa o Matariki The Nine Stars of Matariki

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New production, Illegally Blind, on at Basement Theatre, 27 - 30 July!

Touch Compass presents Illegally Blind, a solo comedy show that confronts a smorgasbord of social phobias in one tight hour!

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Touch Compass announces new Board of Trustees!

Tē tōia, tē haumatia - Nothing can be achieved without a plan, people, and way of doing things. We're beyond proud to announce a fantastic group of experts to govern the future of Touch Compass as our new Board of Trustees

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/rītaha/ is just one month away!

Join Touch Compass as we celebrate our 25th Anniversary on 15 February 2022 in Tāmaki Makaurau for an exciting evening of groundbreaking performance honouring the past, present and future: /rītaha/.

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Announcing our Artistic Direction Panel!

We are excited to announce Touch Compass's newly-appointed Artistic Direction Panel to our large global whānau!

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We can't wait to bring everyone together on 15 February 2022 to celebrate /rītaha/ with Touch Compass!

/rītaha/, Touch Compass's sensational one-day performing arts festival, has been rescheduled to take place next year -15 February 2022 - and promises an evening of groundbreaking performance honouring the past, present and future of Touch Compass.

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Exploring Touch Compass's new kaupapa: The Five Pillars of Disability Consciousness

Touch Compass is taking advantage of our various lockdown levels by hosting thought-provoking online kōrero on various arts and disability topics, led by our Artistic Direction Panel - Lusi Faiva, Rodney Bell and Suzanne Cowan.

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#a11yArts: International Creative Leadership Series featuring arts and theatre experts from Australia, Canada, China, and the United States

Join Touch Compass to hear from six heralded and cutting-edge leaders in theatre and performing arts in our free #a11yArts: International Creative Leadership Series, happening this November and December.

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Touch Compass celebrates its 25th anniversary with /rītaha/, a sensational one-day performing arts festival

Join Touch Compass as we celebrate our 25th Anniversary on 14th September in Tāmaki Makaurau for an exciting evening of groundbreaking performance honouring the past, present and future: /rītaha/.

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Pelenakeke Brown, Interim Artistic Director, to continue artistic journey

Ka mua, ka muri Looking back, to look forward. Pelenakeke Brown, Interim Artistic Director for Touch Compass over the past year, is leaving Touch Compass at the end of June.

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Touch Compass announces new Kaiwhakahaere, Jon Tamihere-Kemeys

Passion for people and performance - Touch Compass continues to shape for the future Touch Compass is excited to welcome new General Manager, Jon Tamihere-Kemeys, committed to honouring the ethos on which Touch Compass was founded - exceptional and creative arts, dance and performance, diversity, inclusion and social equity.

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He Owha Matarua - Hauntology of Inheritance

Touch Compass is excited to co-present a fabulous work in conjunction with Auckland Arts Festival - He Owha Matarua: The Hauntology of Inheritance.

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Congratulations are in order!

The Creative New Zealand Arts Pasifika Awards 2020 recognise innovation and excellence in Pacific Arts and their contribution to the rich diversity of Aotearoa as a multi-cultural Pacific nation.

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Rotations is live! Join us

ROTATIONS is a collaborative movement practice working towards deepening and challenging our understanding of artistry, disability, and access.

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►► LUMANA’I: Expressions of interest for future projects

We are calling for new proposals and ideas for a new future of projects and artists, commissioned and supported by Touch Compass.

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Announcing the appointment of our new interim Artistic Director

We are thrilled to announce the appointment of our new Artistic Director Pelenakeke Brown.

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Flipped: my body stopped so I could remember

At 19 years of age Renee Ball’s life flipped on its head. Midway through a Bachelor of Dance Studies she contracted Guillain-Barré Syndrome paralysing her completely within a few days. Initially unable to even communicate, Renee spent the next five years rehabilitating and embracing her new normal through her abiding love of dance.

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Gone

‘Gone' follows Sahil’s journey from freely hanging out with his friend’s, to a decision that changes their lives forever. Ten students from Kelston Deaf Education Auckland, NZ, embarked on a journey of discovery learning through a series of film workshops guided by award winning deaf film Director Jared Flitcroft (New Zealand) and Choreographer Antonio Bukhar (Uganda). From content development to post production decisions and performing in the film, 'Gone' is their story.

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Introducing Laughton Kora, our new Theatre Director for Masina Returning Home

Currently directing Masina Returning Home for Touch Compass, a multi-sensory theatre show devised for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, Laughton states he leaves every day with lots of pride and immense creative satisfaction.

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