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.

DAILY PROGRAMME GUIDE

Plan your festival experience day by day with our nifty Tempo daily guide to make the most out of this year’s simply unmissable programme.

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Between Two

05/10/2018 - 13/10/2018

Between Two is an intimate double-bill featuring short works by Douglas Wright and Kelly Nash. 

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Second Thoughts

07/10/2018 - 14/10/2018

HighJinx respond to the themes explored in the works of Tempo 2018 through a series of installation performances integrating a unique blend of circus arts, dance, physical storytelling, and projection.

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System

12/10/2018 - 13/10/2018

In a futuristic dystopian landscape, two humans undergo a replacement procedure now necessary for progress, featuring precision-led choreography, intelligent lighting, and highly detailed sonic and audio-visual landscape from Muscle Mouth.

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FRESH

13/10/2018 - 14/10/2018

Tempo’s FRESH choreographers showcase is a platform for emerging artists to create new ideas.

This year’s artists have stepped up to the challenge featuring new short works by Gemma-Jayde Naidoo, Xaiver Breed, Ufitia Sagapolutele and Duchess.

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The Pform.nz season of Ignite!

14/10/2018

The Pform.nz season of Ignite! is back and bigger than ever to showcase a diverse selection of new dances created and performed by variety of youth from local secondary schools, studios and dance schools.

 

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Honouring Russell Kerr ONZM, QSM

14/10/2018

Each year, Tempo honours the achievements of one special person who has made a significant contribution to dance in New Zealand.  This year, we are very excited to celebrate the life and career of choreographer Russell Kerr (ONZM, QSM).

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BODY and SOUL Photo Exhibition

14/10/2018

BODY and SOUL is a photo exhibition by photographer Kathrin Simon that captures the momentum and magic of dance.

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Ten-Trip Pass

15/10/2018

Be one of our biggest fans with a ten-trip pass and save. 

Pay $200* (Or $206 when purchased online, this includes a $6 credit card fee) and select 10 shows across the festival. Use them all yourself or share with family and friends. 

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SkyCity Pre-Theatre Dining Menus

15/10/2018

Mention that you are a Tempo audience member when you book your reservation at The Sugar Club, The Grill, MASU, Gusto or Bellota, and then show your proof of purchase upon arrival to take advantage of SkyCity's pre-theatre special dining menus. 

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ONE: The Earth Rises

03/10/2019

Moss Patterson (Ngāti Tūwharetoa) wrangles the artistic talents of over fifty performers combining the rhythms of traditional kapa haka and tai chi to create the powerful new contemporary dance work ONE: The Earth Rises.

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HEALR

04/10/2019 - 06/10/2019

Contemporary dance theatre by Rose Philpott & Jessie McCall (SOFT co.) of duality, violent self-healing and body heat.

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Kotahi I

04/10/2019

Drawing together diverse ways of envisioning the world, three choreographers explore new futurities for indigenous contemporary dancemaking. Louise Potiki Bryant, Jack Gray and Frances Rings present a dynamic cross-cultural collaboration.

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Just Dance Krazy

05/10/2019 - 07/10/2019

A showcase of inclusive performance, demonstrating the powerful force of dance to move, inspire and transform lives. Dance for life, dance for all, but above all… Just Dance Krazy!

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Deep Soulful Sweats

05/10/2019 - 06/10/2019

Deep Soulful Sweats is a participatory event, a performance, a dance, an improvisation, body pump, an immersive ritual, a mindfulness rave and a visit to a psychic all at on all rolled into one. Our mantra: Exorcise through exercise.

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DANZ Beginners Bboy Workshop with Antonio Bukhar

05/10/2019

Come and breakdance with the best these school holidays with Antonio Bukhar - an award-winning, internationally recognized bboy from Uganda and recent Pina Baush Fellow (2017).

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Kotahi II

05/10/2019

Drawing together diverse ways of envisioning the world, three choreographers explore new futurities for indigenous contemporary dancemaking. Louise Potiki Bryant, Jack Gray and Frances Rings present a dynamic cross-cultural collaboration.

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1918

06/10/2019

Live music, dance and theatre are carefully woven together as a response to the devastating Spanish influenza epidemic that claimed the lives of almost a third of the total population of Sāmoa.

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Kōrero te Kanikani

06/10/2019

Presented as a collaboration between Tempo and DANZKōrero te Kanikani is an opportunity for the industry to dialogue about our future through discussing results of a recent industry-wide survey.

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Movement. A Manifesto

06/10/2019 - 07/10/2019

James O'Hara and Hungarian choreographer Balazs Busa have collaborated to create a new work for the 2018 graduating New Zealand School of Dance contemporary students.

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METAMORPHOSIS

07/10/2019

From international choreographers and former BoyzDance2 members, METAMORPHOSIS brings to the stage four electric new creations alongside a retrospective of BoyzDance2’s most significant works to celebrate the network’s 20th anniversary.

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Theatre of Light

09/10/2019

Theatre of Light brings to life the facades of Auckland Art Gallery, featuring recent works from Good Company Arts internationally acclaimed repertoire of dance films. NZ Arts Laureate Daniel Belton has crafted a stunning visual feast to share with the Auckland public.

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ADAPTATION

10/10/2019 - 11/10/2019

West Coast meets the world with L.A Contemporary Dance Company’s NZ premiere: ADAPTATION, a visceral evening of cutting-edge contemporary dance by one of LA’s leading dance companies. 

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Soft n Hard

11/10/2019 - 12/10/2019

Join real life husband n wife Jo Randerson and Thomas LaHood as they wrestle with notions of gender in a visually extravagant, hugely fun, and absurdly comical way.

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DANZ Masterclass with L.A. Contemporary Dance Company

12/10/2019

Cutting-edge contemporary dance company L.A. Contemporary Dance Company are here with virtuosic contemporary masterclasses for one day only. Perfect for intermediate-advanced contemporary competition students looking to push their technique to the next level.

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DANZ How To Be Your Stupid Self Clown Workshop

13/10/2019

A beginner’s course in clown dynamics and presence with Thomas LaHood and Jo Randerson.

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DAILY PROGRAMME GUIDE

Plan your festival experience day by day with our nifty Tempo daily guide to make the most out of this year’s simply unmissable programme.

View Programme

Past Events

DAILY PROGRAMME GUIDE

Plan your festival experience day by day with our nifty Tempo daily guide to make the most out of this year’s simply unmissable programme.

View Programme

DAILY PROGRAMME GUIDE

Plan your festival experience day by day with our nifty Tempo daily guide to make the most out of this year’s simply unmissable programme.

View Programme

Past Events