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#a11yArts International Creative Leadership Series - Collaboration on an international stage: A conversation with Marc Brew

Come join us for this free webinar and learn from some of the best in integrated and disability-led arts!

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#a11yArts International Creative Leadership Series: Kōrero with Candoco: How disability consciousness is shifting the landscape of integrated dance

Come join us for this free webinar and learn from some of the best in integrated and disability-led arts!

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Meremere at Q Theatre!

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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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Something Strange This Way Comes

It’s seems like just another cloud-covered day in Aotearoa - until we discover that all the hearing people have transformed into flesh eating zombies!

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Flipped - My Body Stopped To Let Me 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.

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#a11yArts: International Creative Leadership Series with Alex Bulmer

#a11yArts: International Creative Leadership Series with Alex Bulmer: Adaptive Performance Techniques & Leadership in Disability Theatre is the second webinar in our fabulous series, and features Toronto-Based Alex Bulmer, award-winning writer, actor, theatre maker and educator who has transformed disability theatre across Canada.

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The Big Adventure

The Big Adventure is based on Alex’s experience of participating in Outward Bound, which he says was one of the best things to happen to him - even if it did involve 6am runs in the rain.

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#a11yArts: International Creative Leadership Series with Joshua Pether

#a11yArts: International Creative Leadership Series with Joshua Pether - Incorporating Indigeneity & Disability into Performance Art is Touch Compass's fourth webinar in our fabulous webinar series featuring Joshua Pether, groundbreaking Kalkadoon performance artist whose work focuses on indigeneity, disability consciousness, and colonisation of the body.

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Lady Word Smith

Clouds pass by… breathe in, breathe out… A living poem brought to life by Alexandra Smith. Lady Wordsmith is a journey where words give the freedom to fly beyond the restriction of ones’ physical form.

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Drumming is Like Thunder

The phrase “can’t stop the music” exists for a reason - and that reason is Duncan Armstrong. "Drumming is Like Thunder" showcases one human’s showmanship and determination to defy the bullying behavior and his dream to perform in major cities around the globe.

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/rītaha/

/rītaha/ - a one-night celebration of 25 years of Touch Compass, honouring our past as we look to the future, featuring innovative installations, film and performance.

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Mr & Mrs Jones

This compelling short film is a moving tribute – in all senses of the word – to two very special people: Lusi Favia’s foster parents, Mr and Mrs Jones who gave her the gift of language and the skills to communicate when she was very young.

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i-waenga

In 2019, Touch Compass commissioned seven artists to respond to the theme of time and space, trying to beat the clock, break or bend time, and create moments of stillness, for a digital work celebrating International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

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#a11yArts: International Creative Leadership Series with Arts Curator & Consultant Lynn Fu

#a11yArts: International Creative Leadership Series with Arts Curator & Consultant Lynn Fu - Touring China as a Disabled Artist is the inaugural webinar in our fabulous series with Lynn Fu, a Shanghai-based independent curator and consultant who has years of experience working in disability arts and touring international artists through China.

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#a11yArts: International Creative Leadership Series

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

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East Meets West: Wellington Chinese New Year Festival, 2019

East Meets West is an on-stage interactive performance between visual artist, Yung Chen, and dancer, Julie van Renen for Chinese New Year, as part of Wellington Chinese New Year Festival 2019.

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Undertide

Undertide is an exquisite, mesmerising feast where subtle movements guide the dancers from within: It is the experience of living in a body and raises questions around the body’s vitality and how we experience life from the inside out.

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#a11yArts: International Creative Leadership Series with Director Sins Invalid, Patty Berne

#a11yArts: International Creative Leadership Series with Director Sins Invalid, Patty Berne - Disability Justice & Climate Chaos in Performing Arts, Touch Compass's fifth webinar in our fabulous series, featuring Patty Berne, co-founder of the Disability Justice movement and co-director of Sins Invalid, a disability justice-based performance organisation in San Francisco, California.

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#a11yArts: International Creative Leadership Series with Senior Producer Jeremy Smith

#a11yArts: International Creative Leadership Series with Senior Producer Jeremy Smith - Post-Covid Implications for Creating & Producing Disability Art, is Touch Compass's sixth webinar in our fabulous series, featuring Boorloo/Perth-based Jeremy Smith. Jeremy is a leader in the Australian arts world as previous Director at Australia Council for the Arts, General Manager of the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts and current board member of both the Chamber of Arts and Culture WA and pvi collective.

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Born Different

James, a teenager with autism, likes to mind his own business. Social interactions aren’t easy for him, and he’s happiest in his own world. But when he notices a group of boys bullying a younger kid, Ari, in the playground, he is faced with a decision - stand back and watch, or do something about it.

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#a11yArts: International Creative Leadership Series with Arts Access Victoria CEO Caroline Bowditch

#a11yArts: International Creative Leadership Series with Arts Access Victoria CEO Caroline Bowditch - From Disabled Dancer to Australian Arts Leadership, Touch Compass's third webinar in our fabulous series, featuring change agent Caroline Bowditch, who has helped to transform many international organisations into disability-led entities.

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