AUCKLAND LIVE PROUDLY SUPPORTS TEMPO DANCE FESTIVAL
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. Mental and emotional balance is promoted as participants partake in acts of mindfulness, using indigenous chants and movements that acknowledge one’s environment and state of being.
Ura Tabu Pacific Dance embodies a collective female response to reignite the sacredness of dances from the Pacific as a way of re-establishing interconnectedness, collective well-being and unity that ultimately cultivates female empowerment, bold creativity and fine art. Ura Tabu actively engage in a holistic approach to dance practices which heavily informs community, cooperate and theatre based dance works, honoring roots and traditional values while at the same time acknowledge the ever changing and evolving environments in which we live. 'E sui faiga ae tumau faavae'. In this globalized age, we stand strong as women armed with self-love and awakening.
Movement Facilitators - Charlene Tedrow, Lomina Araitia and Kolopa Simei-Barton.