Louise Potiki

Bryant

Louise Potiki Bryant
Louise Potiki Bryant, 2019 Arts Foundation Laureate receiving the award for choreography and dance

Louise Potiki Bryant’s Biography

Discipline:
Choreographer - Dancer - Video Artist
Awards:
Laureates 2019, Harriet Friedlander Residency 2014
Tribe:
Kāi Tahu – Kāti Taoka
Highlight:
Arts Foundation Laureate receiving the award for choreography and dance.

Louise Pōtiki Bryant is a Ngāi Tahu choreographer, dancer, and video artist. With her practice Louise aims to honour her whakapapa, kaupapa Māori and mana wahine.

She is a founding member of Atamira Dance Company for whom she has choreographed six works, including Ngāi Tahu 32, Te Aroha me te mamae, TAONGA: Dust Water Wind and Onepū, and has also choreographed for companies such as Black Grace Dance Company, The New Zealand Dance Company and Ōrotokare, Art, Story, Motion.

Louise also has a body of solo and collaborative works which draw upon her whakaahua and interdisciplinary practices. She designs installations for her works, and is responsible for the design, production and editing of the projected video elements - an integral part of each performance. Her video art practice includes the creation of dance films, video installations and music videos as well as designing video for music events, operas and dance productions. Her recent work has included designing video for three of Kaha:wi Dance Theatre’s productions; Re-Quickening, Blood Tides and Blood Water Earth.