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Footnote New Zealand Dance

Footnote New Zealand Dance is Aotearoa’s longest running contemporary dance company, and a significant part of the dance experience for thousands of Kiwis. Over the past 29 years, Footnote has presented the fluid energy of dance as a real reflection of our New Zealand identity in the theatre, in schools and in the community. As a registered charitable trust, Footnote New Zealand Dance is funded by Creative New Zealand under the Toi Uru Kahikatea programme, and also receives support from Wellington City Council, Wellington Community Trust, The Lion Foundation, a family of individual givers, and various other sponsorships which are very much appreciated.

Footnote’s annual touring seasons are supported by a range of outreach programmes; Dance-in-Education (workshops and performances in schools); Choreolab (professional development workshops); Perforum (studio performances with discussion); Watch This Space – Maatakitakihia Mai Tenei Waahi (performance in galleries and museums); and collaborations with other arts partners such as the Museum of Wellington City & Sea, Capital E, and City Gallery Wellington. Footnote involves and is supported by a large team of dance enthusiasts, all of whom are vital to the world of Footnote New Zealand Dance.

The company is headed by the Footnote Dance Trust Board and General Manger Richard Aindow. They are supported by an Artistic Advisory Panel and an administration team including Financial Officer Rita Tom and Administration Manager Kirstie Baxter.