Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search


Douglas Wright awarded Choreographic Fellowship

Hon Judith Tizard Member of Parliament for Auckland Central Acting Minister for Arts, Culture & Heritage

Wednesday, 20 October 2004

Douglas Wright awarded Choreographic Fellowship

Internationally acclaimed New Zealand choreographer Douglas Wright has been awarded the Creative New Zealand Choreographic Fellowship to research and develop new work.

Acting Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Judith Tizard said the award recognised Douglas Wright's "enormous talent and commitment to creating outstanding contemporary dance."

Judith Tizard said Douglas Wright had been one of the leading lights of New Zealand dance for more than 25 years.

"Douglas has established himself as one of the most innovative, bold and talented choreographers New Zealand has known.

"It is wonderful that he has been chosen for this fellowship at this point in his career. As well as recognising his astonishing portfolio of work to date, it will allow him to focus his considerable talents on creating a major new work of dance," Judith Tizard said.

The Creative New Zealand Choreographic Fellowship was established in 2003. The inaugural 2003 recipient was Auckland choreographer Shona McCullagh. Worth $65,000, it is the largest choreographic award available in New Zealand.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Also, Loan Interest: Productivity Commission On Tertiary Education

Key recommendations include better quality control; making it easier for students to transfer between courses; abolishing University Entrance; enabling tertiary institutions to own and control their assets; making it easier for new providers to enter the system; and facilitating more and faster innovation by tertiary education providers... More>>


Higher Payments: Wellington Regional Council Becomes A Living Wage Employer

Councillor Sue Kedgley said she was delighted that the Wellington Regional Council unanimously adopted her motion to become a Living Wage employer, making it the first regional council in New Zealand to do so. More>>


Scoop Images:
Dame Patsy Reddy Sworn In As Governor-General

This morning Dame Patsy Reddy was sworn in as the New Zealand Realm’s 21st Governor-General. The ceremony began with a pōwhiri to welcome Dame Patsy and her husband Sir David Gascoigne to Parliament. More>>


Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>


With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>


Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news