28 Jun 2020

Pacific Dance New Zealand

From Standing Room Only, 12:36 pm on 28 June 2020

A lot of organisations have had to pivot like crazy to keep their artists in work, during and since lockdown. That includes Pacific Dance New Zealand, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. Planned live events had to hit the dust, so instead PDNZ has invited 10 artists to film half-hour shows reflecting on traditional Pacific dance forms. The Transform Series has just started to be rolled out, to coincide with when the organisation had scheduled a dance festival. Iosefa Enari, founder and director of Pacific Dance NZ, was awarded a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to Pacific Dance in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours. Lynn Freeman asked him about his childhood dance memories.