Ngā Tae o te whenua – Colours of the land is a dance film made in collaboration with dancers and musicians who are currently pupils at Mount Aspiring College. The choreography was created by improvising in various locations in Wanaka and the music was composed by music students who were also inspired by the textures, forms and rhythms of each location.
A main starting point for the film was the whakatauki: Ko au te whenua, Ko te whenua ko au / I am the land and the land is me.
Directed and edited by Louise Potiki Bryant
Photography by Paddy Free