Whats On

Tempo runs a number of exciting dance events throughout the year, including Tempo Dance Festival. These are great opportunities to watch, support and/or participate in dance in Auckland.

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Pōhutu

02/10/2019

The past, present and future abruptly intersect in multi-disciplinary performance Pōhutu, a rich synthesis of image, object, movement, and sound created by choreographer Bianca Hyslop and artist Rowan Pierce.

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About Others

02/10/2019 - 03/10/2019

People are messy and complicated and beautiful and generous and different and interesting. This participatory dance work is a collection of thoughts on thinking about others.

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Digi-Dance

02/10/2019 - 06/10/2019

Dance is larger than life on the big screen this festival with Digi-Dance, a curated series of cutting-edge dance films by a range of choreographers and film-makers from all over the country.

 

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Sequence

02/10/2019 - 12/10/2019

In celebration of the important role that lens-based media has to play in the creation and documentation of dance, this exhibition profiles the work of one of our sector's most treasured photographers, Ralph Brown. 

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Festival Opening Ceremony

02/10/2019

The Tempo team welcomes all dance lovers of Tāmaki Makaurau to join us for a special opening ceremony for Tempo Dance Festival 2019, paying respect to the whenua and constellation of tupuna that have made our dance-making possible.

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Pasifika Mind & Body Class

02/10/2019

Join Ura Tabu Pacific Dance in the heart of Auckland for Pasifika Mind & Body class- a rhythmic Pasifika dance system anchored in Hā and powered by ancestral training techniques of warriors and voyagers.

 

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Performance Installations at Q

02/10/2019 - 03/10/2019

Tempo activates exchange and togetherness for audience members in-between shows with free pop-up performance installations in Q Lounge, featuring Flamenco music and dance by Amira Brock and Sandy Schock, and urban contemporary by Holly Finch.

 

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BLOOM

03/10/2019 - 04/10/2019

Samara Reweti, Paul Edward Wilson, Matthew Moore, Kisha September, Emma Cosgrave and Abi Jones bring their artistry to BLOOM, a platform for all choreographers whose work is in a blossoming or shifting state. 

 

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NZ Music Double Bill: Dances with Aldous

04/10/2019 - 05/10/2019

Dances with Aldous promises to summon the haunting and momentous powers of the extraordinary Aldous Harding. An important occasion for music lovers and fans of dance alike, this double bill show will be theatre like we haven’t quite seen it before.

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The Fondness of Fools

04/10/2019 - 05/10/2019

Fidget Collective presents The Fondness of Fools.

An Improvisation featuring Kristian Larsen, Claire O’Neil, Vicky ‘Forest’ Kapo, Sean McDonald, Stéphane Hisler & Chris O’Connor

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The glØaming

04/10/2019

Featuring an ensemble of works by Charles Koroneho, Kelly Nash, Virginia Kennard, and Rachel Ruckstuhl-Mann, The glØaming is a late-hour experiment that reconstructs spectral bodies through the horrØrfied dance of the hidden, alien, & uncanny - a speculative choreography of darkness that dreams of anonymity.

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Utopia #9

04/10/2019 - 05/10/2019

Utopia #9, a full-length dance work created by Kit Reilly, is a sterile dystopia, where technology has surpassed human intelligence and become our governing figure.

 

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Not Odd Human

05/10/2019 - 06/10/2019

Sam Coren (Hofesh Shechter Company) is an award-winning performer and choreographer based in London who has come to Aotearoa to create a new work with graduating contemporary students of the New Zealand School of Dance.

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Te Ao Māori Awhi Yoga Class

05/10/2019

We feel Te Ao Māori and ancient teachings of Yoga blend beautifully to create a framework for wellbeing. Let’s move our bodies, quieten our minds, open our hearts and come together in the heart of Auckland CBD.

 

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The Pform.nz season of Secondary Colours

06/10/2019

The Pform.nz season of Secondary Colours is back and bigger than ever to celebrate a diverse selection of dances created and performed by youth from local secondary schools, and dance studios.

 

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Craig Bary Workshop

06/10/2019

Fact or fiction- this choreographic workshop is an exploration of social media influences on the development of personality, how we use these platforms and how they influence our real life.  

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FA'ASINOMAGA | IDENTITY

08/10/2019 - 09/10/2019

Sau E Siva Creatives present FA'ASINOMAGA | IDENTITY, an epic tour-de-force of Siva Samoa with over 50 performers who weave new choreography with the "Best of Le Best" from previous sold-out shows (Rosalina, Lalelei and more!).

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Karanga

08/10/2019 - 11/10/2019

What is it like to embody the concept of karanga in a contemporary performance model? How does it feel and how might it be shared?  What does it sound like? How does it move? Karanga is a duet: resilient, dark, receiving. It is a performance experiment and a bodily encounter with fragments, energies and grief.

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Super Moon

09/10/2019 - 10/10/2019

Evolving. Adapting. Dark. Charming. Julia Harvie (Movement Art Practice) and Sofia McIntyre (In Flagrante) collide in Super Moon, the double-bill that is both electrifying feminist memoir and biological morphing allusion.

 

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TOMO

09/10/2019 - 10/10/2019

A first full-length work by choreographer Gabrielle Thomas, TOMO dives between the boundaries of light (Tama Nui Te Ra) and darkness (Te Marama) to evoke a hauntingly spellbinding experience.

 

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Vogue Workshop with COVEN

09/10/2019

Catch COVEN's wickedest cat swipes and dramatic dips, where you will learn to give and take the vogue ha and create conversation with your voguecabulary like you've seen on the ballroom floor.

 

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WHĀ: Hauora Sunrise Conversations

10/10/2019

Taking place after sunrise this conversation offers insight into how dancers might embed a practice of holistic wellness into Tinana (physical health), Wairua (spiritual health), Hine Ngaro (mental health) and Whānau (Relational Health).

 

 

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GIRL

11/10/2019 - 12/10/2019

GIRL is an intimate show created by Parris Goebel, that looks into the journey females take to discover their inner power. Expressed by a strong diverse, female cast.

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Death. Disco. Heartbeat

11/10/2019 - 12/10/2019

My friend Joe took his own life. It’s the kind of loss that moves in and takes permanent residence in your heart. This show isn’t about him; it’s about everything that came after.

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Tertiary Improvisation Showcase: Make No Mistake

11/10/2019

Live dance. Live music. Live decisions. Live a little. One night only.

Tempo’s improvisational tertiary dance showcase tuned by improvisation master Kristian Larsen. Featuring performers from Unitec and University of Auckland dance programmes.

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Vogue Ball

11/10/2019

Catwalk your way into an evening of vogue, drama, runway, pussy and legends on the floor. Join the circle of vogue or channel your best OWWWWWW into your favourite fem performers graceful dips. 

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BOOM BOOM ROOM

12/10/2019

We’re closing the festival with a bang! Party into the morning at Boom Boom Room, the free multi-venue arts party jam packed with some our city's hottest dance performers, live musicians, and art installations.

 

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