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 workshop that supports the growth of strong and healthy young men.
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 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 and hip hop dancers, participants’ gain an experience of what positive and constructive male physicality feels like.
This workshop can be tailored according to the needs of the attendees. It’s a 5-day workshop that can be run over a single week or over several weeks. It’s intended for young tāne between the ages of 14-24
For more info or to enroll, contact:
021 025 35823
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
Participants will have experienced the perseverance required to push themselves to the limit and as a result have a deeper understanding of their self and their capabilities.
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 : Ooshcon
Ooshcon - A.K.A Connor Masseurs, Tagaloa
Ooshcon is an experimental Hip Hop movementartist of Pasifika origin, based in Aotearoa/NewZealand. He is an award-winning
Hip-Hop theatre choreographer, a sought-out performer with
experimental skill-sets in a range of Street Dance styles,
as well as being an all-round Hip Hop Culture enthusiast.
Facilitator : Braedyn Togi
(Cook Island, Sāmoan)
Braedyn grew up in Papatoetoe and moved to Wellington as a teenager. Prior to his training at the New Zealand School of Dance he ran an Integrated Hip-hop crew JustDanceKrazy for 5 years, supporting them to present work at Te Papa, DANZ Week and Tempo Festival. Alongside training he taught at Pump Dance Studio, leading a young male Hip-hop crew, Kingdom (13-17y/o’s). His professional debut was in Tawata Production’s The Beautiful Ones, while still at NZSD.
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