Hou, meaning 'new' is Atamira's annual new choreographic development programme, a building platform for choreogaphers in the early stages of making work. The HOU programme is designed specifically to create new work in the security of the studio bolstered by robust critical analysis from internal and external peers to ensure high outcomes.
In May 2018, Eddie Elliot and Bianca Hyslop participated in the Hou programme and presented their works in development at Unitec Dance Studios. These performances were recorded and are available to view on Vimeo and Youtube below.
Later in the year Sean MacDonald will lead a two week workshop, the third participant in this years annual programme.
"...HOU is distinct and celebratory of Indigenous artists, speaking to and challenging a specific discourse that privileges Western frameworks of artistic expression".
Tia Reihana-Morunga, Peer Review, 26 June 2018