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Crip Dance/Dance and Dis-ability - Suzanne Cowan and Tempo

What does it mean to be a Crip dance artist in the 21st century and how does our work reflect our crafting of our identities? This is an insightful panel discussion from four leading movement and inter-arts practitioners: Suzanne Cowan, Rodney Bell, Pelenekeke Brown and Sarah Houbolt.

This is a live-streamed discussion – the link will be shared on the Tempo Dance Festival Facebook Page.

Suzanne Cowan is a researcher/choreographer/performer/writer based in New Zealand. She has performed and toured her work internationally and recently completed her PhD in Dance Studies at the University of Auckland. Her performance career spans 20 years.

Rodney Bell is an award winning dance artist who spent 10 years working in the US for companies such as Axis Dance Company and is now based in New Zealand. His career spans 23 years.

Pelenakeke Brown is an interdisciplinary artist recently returned to New Zealand after six years based in the US. Her work which includes writing, art and performance has been exhibited in the US and internationally.

Sarah Houbolt is a theatre/dance/circus performer who has recently toured internationally with her solo show 'KooKoo the Bird Girl’. Her performance career is based in Australia and spans 16 years.

Website: https://www.biennaleofsydney.art/artists/sarah-houbolt/

Photo of Suzanne by Bronwyn Evans.

Photo of Pelenakeke by Laura Hetzel.

Photo of Sarah by Sarah Beetson.

Photo of Rodney by Vanessa Rushton.

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