Rose Kirkup

Work

WHANAUNGATANGA

bringing people together

PROCESS

getting on vibe

I build processes, rehearsals, workshops, film sets, and production spaces that are free of judgment, fear, and prejudice.

I strive to find the inner talents of the people I work with, celebrating how thier gifts can become a collective force for change and beauty.

I work in crip-time because I live with PMDD (premenstrual dysphoria disorder) having a hormone health issue means that my process is less about being in a rehearsal room for 8 hours a day. I feel it's more about using the energy when we have it, looking at how we can integrate artistic thought and practice into the everyday.

Trusting that the art will be ready when it is time to share it with the greater world. Resting and connecting to water when preparing to creative magic, is integral to the sustainable future of our practice and counter to the overly competitive nature of our capitalist society.

Project

Period Drama.

Project

PLUF.

Project

Boys.

Project

The Griegol.

Project

Ngā Manu Rōreka.

Figure with fluro jacket in a dance pose with arms outstretched
Project

Covids.

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Ransom.

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Fishin’ Chip.

WHAT I DO

human
empathy

I work as a connector activator, in communities, art spaces, film sets, and theatre. Often empowering marginalised people to share their stories. As an artist I am constantly searching for ways that break the board, burning it to the ground through radical inclusion, conscious allyship, and exploring the powerful silent parts of myself that can process all the noise.

Manaakitanga

elevate the best in everybody

WHY

I am very privileged to have collaborated with some of Aoetearoas’ most stunning Artists and makers. I feel my gift is elevating others to embrace their true internal power, beauty, and mana. Asking how can we plant seeds that will feed the children of the next millennia? We all have the power to activate others and to be activated through the power of the human heart. Our internal light is at constant war with the current social condition, we need to devote our spirits to cultivating portals for humanity to recharge in the beauty of art.