Hahna Briggs

I am Dunedin based dancer practitioner, with a specific focus on inclusive dance (dance that includes people with and without disabilities). I co-founded GASP! Dance Collective and currently co-teach our inclusive dance classes with, Jenny Newstead, Catherine Schrider and Hannah Jean Rouse. 

Past Achievements:

-I won Best Dance at the 2016 Dunedin Fringe Festival for Solo Community, my first full length solo work.

-Jenny Newstead and I took our collaborate work, From Conversation: Difference Is Our Strength to the Undercover Artists Festival, Brisbane 2015.

-I received the 2013 Caroline Plummer Fellowship in community dance, University of Otago. My project, Interplay, focussed on the relationship between support workers, carers and the community members they work with. 

- As a co-choreographer/performer for Pretty Gay Productions, I won the 2013 Dunedin Fringe Festival Best Outdoor Act for Queer Deportment.

-I had the pleasure of dancing for WEAVE Movement Theatre, Victoria, Australia in 2012.

-I completed a Mastes in Dance Studies at the University of Otago, 2010

Hahna Briggs has helped fund

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Lydia Zanetti

SEP ARATE is a dance theatre show by the combined choreographic powers of val smith and Lydia Zanetti. Featuring a plethora of Auckland talent, SEP ARATE teases out the conversation around gender and sexuality through a queer gaze. In turn hilarious, challenging and charming, this is dance with a sprinkling of clowning and theatre - making a show that is accessible and current. We need dancers in order to perform however...

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Dance and Performance

Help us ‘Move on Up’ so we can continue all the great work we do for the dance and performance community. We only need 500 people donating $20!

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Leah Carrell

Composure is an improvised creative dance practice. Please help us perform our 12-hour endurance dance work in the Auckland & Dunedin Fringe Festivals, 2017!

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RASA SCHOOL oF DANCE

RASA DANCE CREWS are doing such great work and we want to support them financially to get to their next competition.

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Moose of Fire Productions

Seeking support for the NZ premiere production of an extraordinary new play. Written by Tatty Hennessy, performed by Lani Swann, directed by Ellie Swann.

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MANU PROJECT NEW ZEALAND

MANU- a project-based Pacific dance collective- are taking 29 young, talented performers to represent NZ in both Hawai'i and Macau, China during July, 2019!!

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valvalval smithsmithsmith

Queer choreographic artist val smith has been awarded a scholarship to attend the 7th IDOCDE Symposium on Contemporary Dance Education in Vienna in July 2019!

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Dance Plant

Bella Wilson and Dance Plant Collective have been awarded the Lucy Guerin Residency in Melbourne! We are so excited by this fantastic opportunity.

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