MB and Improvisation Tutor
A protean artist, Charles Koroneho works in the fields of performance, culture and the visual arts. He created Te Toki Haruru, a conceptual platform (est.1997) to explore cultural collaboration and the intersection between choreography, theatre, visual arts and design. Te Toki Haruru projects are presented as performances, exhibitions, workshops and research exploring the collision between Maori cosmology, New Zealand society and global cultures.
He is a founding member of Te Kanikani O Te Rangatahi, graduate of the New Zealand School of Dance and Elam School of Fine Arts. He has performed extensively in New Zealand and abroad with Te Toki Haruru, Lemi Ponifasio MAU, Michael Parmenter’s Commotion Company, The Royal New Zealand Ballet, Taiao Dance Theatre and worked in collaboration with Min Tanaka and Guillermo Gomez-Pena.
He shares his vision of dance and performance with the community by providing professional movement, improvisation classes and performance workshops for dancers, actors and performance artists. He supports the freelance dance community as a mentor and works as an associate artist with Lemi Ponifasio MAU. The Arts Foundation of New Zealand awarded Charles Koroneho the 2014 Arts Laureate for Dance.
Muscle & Bone is dedicated to body training and spatial preparation for performance. The sessions are designed to be fast paced, physically rigorous and are structured so that participants experience the expansion of the external body in space.
Mind & Body sessions follow a similar format to Muscle & Bone but consist entirely of improvisational movement for training the imagination, how to utilize it freely and accessing the presence of the internal body, within a performance environment.