Birds in Human Form: Lemi Ponifasio’s Birds with Skymirrors

Birds with Skymirrors is a provocative and beautiful dance work choreographed by Lemi Ponifasio, one of New Zealand's most famous artists. It was inspired by a walk on the beach on the Pacific island of Tarawa, during which Ponifasio observed seabirds flying with pieces of plastic hanging from their beaks. The dancers embody the movements of … Continue reading Birds in Human Form: Lemi Ponifasio’s Birds with Skymirrors

Made for Flight: Alouette, the Femmebot

Writers are encouraged to write about what they know. This has merit, but does it shortchange our imagination or compassion? When we take the time to tell the story of others, which requires empathy, interpretation, care and research, this can broaden our understanding and cross borders. The stories that inspired the following video poetry are … Continue reading Made for Flight: Alouette, the Femmebot