Tapu, Aloalii Naughton


Aloalii is a freelance artist based in Otara, South Auckland, New Zealand and is of Samoan descent. He holds a Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts majoring in Contemporary Dance from UNITEC, New Zealand. He has worked with well acclaimed New Zealand artists such as Michael Parmenter, Claire O’Neil, Sarah Foster-Sproull, Tai Royal and Taane Mete. 2016 Urban Soul Cafe by Christoph Winkler and Aloalii Tapu 2015 Fieldwork for (extra) ordinary folk by Claire O'Neil Golden Stars on Blue by Christoph Winkler "Was ist Deutsch?" by Christoph Winkler Lofty by Aloalii Tapu with Manurewa High School Year 13 students Pick & Mix with Jandel J and The Funky Friends The Experiment NZ Festival with Joanne Hobern The Samson Story by MADD MESSENGER Demolishment with Ross McCormack “No.8 Wire development with Okareka Dance Company and Sarah Foster-Sproull Lead role: Eraia & Roimata in “Tiki Taane Mahuta (Aerial Dance Theatre) with Tanemahuta Gray Understudy: Rotunda with The New Zealand Dance Company Orchids development/workshops with Sarah Foster-Sproull Lofty by Aloalii Tapu with St. Peters Cambridge, Dance Department Lofty by Aloalii Tapu with Potensity Dance Crew 2014 Jandle J & The Funky Friends – Summer in the Square: with Justin Haiu and Eric Ripley Image Test 2: Liberum Spiritus by Sarah Foster-Sproull featured in Rere Takiwa (UNITEC Graduation show) Brindo / Un Contexto Formal by Claire O’Neil featured in Rere Takiwa (UNITEC Graduation show) Professional dancer in World of Wearable Arts (WOW) Secondment with New Zealand Dance Company with guest choreographer Louise Potiki Bryant Undertide (with Touch Compass Dance Company) by Olive Bieringa & Olive Ramstad Understudy: Acquisitions 2014 with Touch Compass Dance Company Featured dancer: Knocking by Ria ft. Jagarizzar (choreographed by Aloalii Tapu & Monique Westerdaal) Knocking – RIA ft. Jagarizzar Te Manawa with Hawaiki Tū // Contemporary Māori Performing Arts // Under the guidance of Kura Te Ua Year 3 Solo Project with Anna McRae Choreography workshops with Douglas Wright Intern/dance director for the Mixit Summer Project 2013 Fields of Jeopardy by Michael Parmenter, Fin. (UNITEC Graduation show) Trigger by Malia Johnston, Fin. (UNITEC Graduation show) Takarangi by Moss Patterson (Artistic director for Atamira Dance Company) and the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra Fields of Jeopardy by Michael Parmenter, Y Chromosome (Tempo Dance Festival) Choreofest Year 2, choreographic works by year 2 dance students at Unitec We Shall See Shel by the Seashore by Tupua Tigafua, Moana 2012 Shel We by Tupua Tigafua, En Route, Y Chromozone (Tempo Dance Festival) 26 by Katie Burton Duets with Sarah Foster Juniper Passion by John Davies and composed by Michael Williams We Shall See Shel by the Seashore Pacific Choreolab, by Tupua Tigafua 2011 Sacre: Auckland Dance Project with Royston Maldoom, Moss Patterson and the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra [Quelle: ] msb