Douglas Wright is an acclaimed dancer and choreographer. He danced with Limbs Dance Company of New Zealand (1980-1983), and companies in New York and London before forming the Douglas Wright Dance Company in Auckland in 1989.
He has created more than 30 works and toured extensively, becoming one of five inaugural Arts Foundation of New Zealand laureates. In 2003 he was the subject of a feature-length documentary film, Haunting Douglas (watch below). He has also written memoirs, poetry and essays.
Douglas Wright discusses his work with Kim Hill
Wright's works Knee-Dance and Quartet will be performed by dance students as part of Limbs@40, a celebration of the 40th anniversary of the formation of New Zealand's first ever contemporary dance company, Limbs, as part of the Tempo Dance Festival at Auckland's Q Theatre during October.