Vicky Kapo

Vicky Kapo

Vicky Kapo

 

Residing currently in Melbourne, Australia, Vicky Kapo is a multifaceted artist, with indigenous heart.  Her tribal affiliations are with Te Atiawa, + Ngati Raukawa.  Armed with a B.A in Performance and Dance, and in true renegade spirit, she uses whatever methods happen to allow fulfilment of the creative vision. Her tools of choice are movement, text, installations, sound channelled improvisation. Striving to bring to performances experiences that are intimate and connecting, her works are often political, evocative, and mesmerising. She is curious about activating collective consciousness, translating dreamtime, and the construction of a well -formed sentence.

Recent artistic  2017 highlights include: Working with The house of daughters in January, (Leah Carrell, Tallulah- Holly Massey, Kilda Northcott, and Hilde Knottenbett) via Atamira dance company at Corban’s estate in Auckland, New Zealand, researching text driven performance structures for work in progress The weight of the other.

Collaborating in April with I Moving Lab partners Jack Gray, and Dakot-ta Alcamacho to produce a small Installation and support performance work, that engaged with their Two Flows – Tree to River at BARRING YANABUL/YIRRAMBOI activation in Melbourne.

Working alongside Australian Angela Clark, for a live performance installation, in September,- The Last Ovum for the Melbourne Fringe  Festival at Testing ground in Melbourne Australia.

Providing sound concepts for NZ Tru Paraha’s new up and coming debut work Rake, in Auckland in October.

2016 collaborations include Oakland artist, Morgan True, for the Wah Festival, in San Franciso, co- choreographer and dancer. Curating a site specific installation Stone Blind with NZ artist/ Las Vegas based JK Russ. A dance duet performed in Philadelphia, with U.S artist Nicola Bullock. Installation research in France, at PAF.

She has attended Residencies in Massachusetts, Boston U.S. California France, PonderRosa Germany and with Atamira dance company, New Zealand. She has been resident choreographer and teacher for, Wellington Performance Arts, The Platform Auckland, Waikato University and Nelson Academy. She has also choreographed and presented her own pieces for Melbourne’s Dancehouse, Melbourne’s’ Next Wave festival, Auckland’s Tempo, and Wellington’s Fringe.