Atamira Dance Company presents

TE WHEKE

Marking 21 years of collective creativity

11 JUN - 12 JUN 2021 — Contemporary Dance

About.

Company

Atamira Dance Company

Venue

ASB Waterfront Theatre

Duration

75 mins (plus 30 min post show talk Saturday 12th)

Restrictions

Potentially haze , loud sounds, and periods of darkness

Eight dancers and eight practitioners both tuakana and teina, explore the multi-layered dimensions of human experience, symbolsied by the eight tentacles of the mighty Te Wheke in this explosive new contemporary dance work.

Te Wheke refers to the Octopus, our guardian on this long journey from past into future, activating healing now in this time we all share.

Solo and ensemble expressions of darkness and light occur within shape shifting worlds of floating black silk. Layers of symbolism emanate through magical AV patterning and mesmeric soundscapes with lighting enhancing all - both revealing and hiding.

Some of Aotearoa’s leading names in dance are involved in this milestone 21st birthday production, including Sean MacDonald, Taane Mete, Kelly Nash, Jack Gray, Dolina Wehipeihana, Gabrielle Thomas, Kura Te Ua, Bianca Hyslop and Louise Potiki Bryant, who foster the performance of some exceptional experienced and emerging talents.

Te Whānau Atamira have come out in force to mark this momentous occasion and to honour the legacy of this incredible company’s colossal contribution to Māori contemporary dance. 

Creative

Jack Gray

Artistic Director, Concept and Practitioner

Marama Lloydd

Executive Producer, Concept and Design

Kelly Nash

Assistant Director and Practitioner

Taane Mete

Assistant Director and Practitioner

Dolina Wehipeihana

Dramaturg and Practitioner

Bianca Hyslop

Practitioner

Louise Potiki Bryant

Practitioner and Design

Kura Te Ua

Practitioner

Gabrielle Thomas

Practitioner

Paddy Free

Design

John Verryt

Design

Vanda Karolczak

Design

Cast

Sean MacDonald

Performer

Eddie Elliott

Performer

Abbie Rogers

Performer

Cory-Toalei Roycroft

Performer

Emma Cosgrave

Performer

Caleb Heke

Performer

Oli Mathiesen

Performer

Dana Moore-Mudgway

Performer

Tickets.

Adult/Standard $28 - $50

Senior Citizen (65+) $28 - $45

Concession* $28 - $45

Group (of 6 or more) $28 - $45

Child 12 & under $25 - $28

Atamira Dance Company continues to offer us complex, significantly crafted contemporary Māori dance.
Megan Seawright, Theatreviw 21 Apr 2021