Trained in contemporary dance and hailing from Aotearoa, NZ, while residing in Bendigo Victoria Australia, indigenous performance artist Forest Kapo has proud tribal affiliations with North Island tribes Te Atiawa, and Ngāti Raukawa,.
A multi-disciplinary approach to suit environments, Forest has facilitated and choreographed, and collaborated in performance events and festivals around the world, developing artistic networks in Germany, USA, India, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Inside their future forward community activations, rituals, performances composed and live sound work is a socio-political, focus, concerned primarily with climate change, indigenous identity and gender politics, interpreted in a cosmic- comics approach as introduced by writer Italo Calveno. Mythologies and text are used to navigate through time and geographies while contemporary narrative are explored using sound, text, movement, installation and performance.
With renegade spirit, Forest enjoys being an artist. This includes directing, teaching & facilitating improvisations and performances in both Aotearoa NZ and Melbourne Australia.
website link: https://forestvkapo.com/