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). Three new contemporary dance works are presented in two extraordinary and distinct programmes over two nights, showcasing the visionary talents of tuakana (senior) choreographers Louise Potiki Bryant (Thursday 4 Oct) and Jack Gray and Frances Rings (Friday 5 October).
Kotahi Opening Event Join us at 6:30pm on Thursday 4 October for a special Tempo 2018 opening event with Atamira Dance Company and guest artists Frances Rings and dancers from the National Aboriginal Islander Skills Development Association (NAISDA) in Australia just prior to the performance of Kotahi I.
Kotahi I features the epic beauty of Onepū (Sand) by Atamira founding member, Louise Potiki Bryant (Ngāi Tahu). Onepū is an expression of mana wāhine - the intrinsic spiritual power of women, inspired by specific atua wahine (female deities/ancestors) from Ngāi Tahu creation traditions. Onepū aims to honour these atua.
Q&A// There will be a post-show artist talk with Kotahi choreographers following the Friday performance, followed by a live DJ and kai in the Q Barfoot & Thompson Lounge.
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KOTAHI RUA// Book your tickets to KOTAHI I and KOTAHI II in this Double Deal and see both shows for $65. Click here to book Kotahi Rua.
Choreographed by: Louise Potiki Bryant