Charles Koroneho (Aotearoa/New Zealand) Choreographer/Director
Iwi / Tribe: |Nga Puhi| Hapu / Sub Tribe: Te Mahurehure Te Parawhau, Ngati Hau
Charles Koroneho is an artist working in the fields of culture, performance, visual arts and education.
Te Toki Haruru is a conceptual platform created by Koroneho (est.1997) to explore cultural collaboration, intercultural performance and the intersection between choreography, performance art and theatre. Te Toki Haruru projects are presented as performances, visual arts exhibitions, community/marae based workshops and research projects exploring the collision between maori cosmology, New Zealand society and global cultures.
He is a founding member of Te Kanikani O Te Rangatahi, graduate of the New Zealand School of Dance and Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland. He has performed extensively in New Zealand and abroad with Te Toki Haruru, Lemi Ponifasio MAU, Michael Parmenter’s Commotion Company, The Royal New Zealand Ballet, Taiao Dance Theatre, Min Tanaka and Guillermo Gomez-Pena.
Koroneho is a guest lecturer in the Dance Program, Department of Performing and Screen Arts, Unitec Institute of Technology, tutors for IndependANCE by providing professional movement, improvisation classes and performance workshops for dancers, actors and performance artists. He supports the freelance dance community as a mentor and works as an associate artist with Lemi Ponifasio MAU.
Podcast: Interview with Lynn Freeman, Radio New Zealand May, 2010