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Performing Arts

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Alison East (School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences)

Dance; Theory and Practice of choreography; Interdisciplinary collaborative performance/education; Holistic movement systems and philosophies; Eco-Choreography (applying principles of ecological philosophy to dance education)
Work: 64 3 479 8980
Email: ali.east@otago.ac.nz

Hilary Halba (Theatre Studies Programme)

Bicultural theatre; Aspects of actor training
Work: 64 3 479 8925
Email: hilary.halba@otago.ac.nz

Dr Suzanne Little (Music, Theatre Studies)

performance studies; trauma and violence in performance; framing theory; ethics of representation and witnessing (particularly in verbatim and documentary theatre); performance as research and practice as research; performance design; aspects of actor training; mobilities in performance; repetition and remains in performance
Work: 64 3 479 5084
Email: suzanne.little@otago.ac.nz

Dr Karyn Paringatai (Te Tumu, School of Maori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies)

Aspects of Maori language; Maori performing arts (compositions, poi); Maori migration to Southland in the 1960s and 1970s
Work: 64 3 479 8122
Email: karyn.paringatai@otago.ac.nz

Professor Poia Rewi (Te Tumu, School of Maori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies)

Maori performing Arts (kapa haka, oratory); Maori Language; Maori participation in Sport and Physical Activity; Maori culture
Work: 64 3 479 7219 | Home: 64 3 488 5464
Email: poia.rewi@otago.ac.nz

Associate Professor Lisa Warrington (Theatre Studies Programme)

Directing the play; Theatre of Aotearoa/NZ; Pasifika theatre; Australian theatre; Shakespeare in performance; Stuart court masque; 19th - 20th century theatre history; Site specific theatre
Work: 64 3 479 8895
Email: lisa.warrington@otago.ac.nz

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