Kotahi I is now sold out. You can still experience the continuation of the Kotahi programme in Kotahi II.
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KOTAHI is a unique international collaboration bridging the creative and cultural spaces of Atamira Dance Company (Aotearoa) and NAISDA Dance College in Darkinjung Country (Australia), supported by Unitec
Three new contemporary dance works are presented over two extraordinary nights with Kotahi I on Thu 4 Oct and Kotahi II on Fri 5 Oct. Each evening provides a unique programme, showcasing the visionary talents of tuākana (senior) choreographers Louise Potiki Bryant, Jack Gray, and Frances Rings.
Thursday 4 October – Kotahi I
Kotahi I is part one of the Kotahi programme and opens Tempo Dance Festival at 6:30pm in Q Vault with a pre-show intercultural ceremony open to everyone.
Kotahi I - Onepū
At 7.30pm the epic beauty of Onepū (Sand) by Atamira founding member, Louise Potiki Bryant (Ngāi Tahu) honours mana wahine - the intrinsic spiritual power of women, inspired by specific atua wahine (female deities/ancestors) from Ngāi Tahu creation traditions.
Q&A // The three Kotahi choreographers will introduce themselves and talk with the audience at the end of Thursday's performance
Friday 5 October – Kotahi II
To continue your experience of KOTAHI,join us again the following night on Friday 5 October for Kotahi II. Witness two new works - Indigenous Stamina by Jack Gray (Atamira Dance Company) and Shapeshift by Frances Rings.
Choreographed by: Louise Potiki Bryant