TUI HOFMANN

Tui is a Dance artist and choreographer from New Zealand. She trained at Unitec from 2014-16, and graduated with a Bachelor in Performing and Screen Arts majoring in Contemporary Dance. During her time at Unitec, she had the honour of working with some of New Zealand leading dance practitioners, including Sarah Foster-Sproull, Malia Johnston, Michael Parmenter, and Katie Burton. Tui is interested in dance as an intellectual pursuit and is drawn to work which uses dance philosophies alongside other art forms. In 2017 Tui was a scholarship participant in SMASH: a 3-month full-time research based intensive in experimental physical theatre in Berlin. She has co-choreographed several Dance Plant works, including 'Desire Line(s)', 'Exist as a Rainforest', 'Desperate Late Night Energy', 'Entwined', and 'Lite Moves'. In 2017, Tui choreographed the highly successful full-length dance theatre show MEAT, which Dance Plant has toured to Auckland, Melbourne, Dunedin, Wellington and Whangarei. She has also worked with Kristian Larsen and Josh Rutter (Footnote New Zealand Dance, 'Die Hard Rock CafĂ© Muller', 2018), Tiki Taane ('Why Am I Here', music video with Nocturnal) and Boycrush (album premiere). Her ethos is to make art which questions social and political norms. She enjoys creating work that isn't limited by the stage and is excited by the potential which lies with site specific work.