A new broom

Coming up next weekend, Te Papa hosts a celebration of disability talent and performance. And you're invited to 'take this dance'. But before we get a sneak preview of what's on show, it's time to meet up with the new Health and Disability Commissioner, Anthony Hill. Appointed to the position three months ago, Anthony Hill says he's keen to promote their national Disability conference, and sees it as evidence of his desire to focus on what he calls the 'disability space'.

Acting Up.
Acting Up, a 20-minute theatre and music piece set in a talkback radio station.

Time Liners
The Time Liners quartet.


'Would you like this Dance?'

Bronwyn Hayward.That's the national disability and dance strategy. It's been two years in the making, but Dance Aotearoa New Zealand executive director, Tania Kopytko says it'll be well worth the wait. As a disabled dancer and performer, Bronwyn Hayward (right) was well placed to coordinate the consultation, and be the principal writer. Bronwyn Hayward says any resistance to the idea that disabled people ought to be part of the Dance community was hard to find.