WEDNESDAY 5:30 P.M. – 7 P.M.

Fall: September 12 – November 21, 2018
Please note that there is no class in the end of November and in December.
$15 drop-ins, see with teacher for session rate
koroneho@tetokiharuru.com / In English

Movement classes inspired by Body Weather Laboratory and Movement Culture training practices.

CONTENT // Body Weather Laboratory (BWL) is a research forum, founded in 1978 by Min Tanaka; a demanding and thorough reexamination of the body and movement is a main theme in all aspects of the training.

The BWL workshop consists of three-parts:

  1. MB: Mind – Body, Muscle – Bone, a vigorous, rhythmical, dynamic movement and spatial training system – encouraging the participants to experience the limit of their flexibility, endurance, understanding the depth of relation to the ground, activating space and developing a communal body.
  2. Manipulations: A series of specific stretching and relaxation exercises concerned with breathing and alignment.
  3. Image-work: The work encompasses sensitivity training and discovery of movement from image-based explorations, structured improvisations and performance techniques for training the imagination.

Supplementary Movement Culture training practices merge cultural dance, improvisation, martial arts and yoga. Classes are fast paced and may include work with objects, partnered bodywork, specific stretching and relaxation exercises focused on breathing, alignment and contact.


BIO // Charles Koroneho works in the fields of performance and culture. He created Te Toki Haruru (est 1997) to explore cultural collaboration and the intersection between dance, theatre and design. His projects are presented as performances, workshops and research exploring the collision between Maori cosmology, New Zealand society and global cultures. Koroneho is a graduate of the New Zealand School of Dance and Elam School of Fine Arts. He has performed extensively in New Zealand and abroad with Te Toki Haruru, Lemi Ponifasio MAU, and worked in collaboration with Min Tanaka and Guillermo Gomez-Pena. Koroneho shares his vision of dance and performance by providing movement, improvisation classes and creative workshops for dancers, actors. performance artists and supports the arts community as a collaborative director, cultural consultant and mentor. In 2014, Charles Koroneho was awarded The Arts Foundation of New Zealand Arts Laureate for Dance. He was appointed Adjunct Professor for the Contemporary Dance Program, Unitec Institute of Technology 2017-18.

Evening classes are open to all levels, and it’s always possible to drop-in without registering in advance.

Registration is on site directly with the teachers, please contact them if you need additional information.

Come try the classes! Free classes at the beginning of the sessions:
Saturday, September 8, 2018 / Saturday, January 5, 2019 / Saturday, April 13, 2019