Touch Compass is an exceptional dance company and this beautifully illustrated book celebrates and chronicles the first decade of the company's achievements. Company members share their passion and the pleasure they get from dance, and offer intriguing insights into their dancing lives and the challenges of integrated dance, expanding our perceptions of what dance is and who can be a dancer. The photographs soar and spring from the page, recalling wonderful moments in the theatre and joy that their dancing brings to others.
Michele Powles has been a dancer and all round arty type most of her life. She has worked as a performer all over the world and has lived in Auckland producing and creating contemporary dance, film and literary work for the last five years. Michele is near completion of her first novel, started as part of a Masters in Creative Writing with Witi Ihimaera at The University of Auckland. She has written for a range of magazines and writes copy and scripts for a variety of theatre and dance works.