Rose Kirkup



Jared Hemopo



Tinana will look at where the world of dance and trade intersect. We want to develop a work that uses the language of both industries to explore the pressures of being the perfect body, man, mover, and maker. Tinana will explore how toxic masculinity strips men of their vulnerability, and only replaces it with a shell of staunchness.

Jared Hemopo is a professional dancer and choreographer based in Katikati, Bay of Plenty. He recently toured nationally with Atamira’s Pango and Taki Rua’s Tiki Taane Mahuta and has also previously worked with Footnote New Zealand Dance, Black Grace & Okareka. Born and raised up in Manurewa, South Auckland, Jared is of Māori and Pākehā descent. His iwi, Ngati Tuwharetoa connects to the King Country region of New Zealand. Jared’s choreographic voice brings his contemporary/hiphop background to the table. Combined with his Māoritanga and he becomes one of the most innovative in the dance community.