Tru Paraha

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Tru Paraha is an Auckland-based choreographer, performer, and writer. Her commissioned works and collaborations expand across theatre, poetry, film, live art, and experimental dance. Recent choreographies KARE; kind artificial real experience (2016), and blackOut (2018) premiered to critical acclaim at The Kenneth Myers Centre in Auckland. Writings by the artist can be found in forthcoming publications of DANZ MagazinePerformance Research Journal and the book Undisciplining Dance. Selected poems appear in Blackmail PressPuna Wai Kōrero: An Anthology of Māori Poetry in EnglishPoetry New Zealand, and Tatāi Whetū: Seven Māori Women Poets in Translation. Tru is currently completing a PhD in Dance Studies at the University of Auckland and tutoring in Comparative Literature.

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