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Kia ora - welcome to Arts Online

Arts Online is the key communication network and quality resource portal for New Zealand arts education.

There are three main sections to the site - teaching and learning resources, planning tools to support curriculum development and email-based communities of practice for each of the arts disciplines.

The site also offers digistories, case studies, monthly newsletters and an option to share your local news events. All feedback is most welcome.

Okareka Dance Company artistic directors Taiaroa Royal and Taane Mete talk about thei

Bharatnatyam Fusion (Bfusion) | VGo Carnatic Trap

This dance fuses Bharatanatyam and hip hop dance styles.  Bharatanatyam is a a major genre of Indian classical dance that originated in the Hindu temples of Tamil Nadu and neighboring regions. The dancers explain, "Bfusion is our term for Bharatnatyam or Bollywood fusion, as we take inspiration from a mix of different styles and blend it with our Indian dance background. In this one, we took inspiration from Popping and Animation styles in Hip Hop." This is an excellent example of fusion dance and also illustrates the differences between unison and a variety of mirroring techniques very well.

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