Young men play a key role in the safety and vitality of their communities.
How they experience and explore physicality has a significant influence on their
behaviours and how these will be expressed as adults.
Moving Tāne is a week long supports the growth of strong and healthy young men by unlocking their potential and allowing them to explore physicality in a safe way.
Applying the rigor and discipline of movement training, this week-long workshop brings fitness, contemporary dance technique, hip hop and mentoring together.
The use of open and constructive communication develops their skills,
self-awareness and confidence.
This workshop uses a Treaty-based approach and is informed by Te Ao Māori.
Facilitated by internationally renowned male contemporary dancers, participants
experience what positive and constructive male physicality feels like in contrast to the
violent and aggressive physicality often modeled.
This workshop can be tailored according to the needs of the attendees. It’s a 5 day long workshop that can be run over a single week or over several weeks. It’s intended for young males between the ages of 14-24 and can accommodate up to 15 young men
Participants come away with:
A greater understanding of positive physicality
Safe ways of being physical when interacting with others
How to look after their body for their own health and safety
A wider understanding of dance and the creative process
Increased fitness and strength
Teamwork, collaboration and leadership skills
They will have experienced the perseverance required to push themselves to the limit and as a result have a deeper understanding of themselves and their capabilities.
By strengthening young men in our community, we are supporting the development of strong, connected, and creative communities.
If you are interested in learning more, please contact us for a course outline.
Facilitator / Director : Luke Hanna
Dancer, choreographer, teacher & movement director.
Since graduating New Zealand School of Dance in 2006 Luke’s toured
internationally with acclaimed companies Black Grace, Dance North,
Australian Dance Theatre and Muscle Mouth.
Working with Brothers and Sisters, Luke is now based in Wellington and
is focused on creating his own work
Facilitator : Jared Hemopo
Jared Hemopo is a professional dancer and choreographer based in
Wellington, New Zealand. He has been in the industry for over 6 years and has
performed with many dance companies such as Footnote New Zealand Dance,
Okareka, Black Grace and Atamira Dance Company.
Born and raised up in Manurewa, South Auckland, Jared is of Maori and
Pakeha descent. His iwi, Ngati Tuwharetoa connects to the
King Country region of New Zealand.
Knowing a little bit more about these things has taught me a great deal of awareness about how
I act and how powerful it can influence someone positively."
- Connor Massuers
He offers motivation on a balanced level to ensure no participants become anxious or
unambitious. The median that everyone sits in when working with him is empowering and
inspiring just as much as it is daunting. Thus giving an immense sense of great achievement.
- Toa Paranihi
The Brothers & Sisters Collective
“The shortest distance between a human and the truth is a story”
- Anthony de Mello
Brothers and Sisters are an enterprise that crafts and harvests experiences for
growth through art, education and community.
The Collective uses a unique discipline to create spaces for whānau, kōrero and koha.
Whānau - to create connection.
Kōrero - to share stories.
Koha - to value contribution.
We deliver a variety of services that span our three strands of focus:
art, education and community. These include movement training and choreography,
theatre and performance direction, hosting and group process facilitation,
Treaty of Waitangi education, tikanga Māori and te reo Māori education.
Kiri Olds - Co-ordinator
Ph: 027 435 4820