Award-winning mesmerising multimedia work inspired by Rodney Bell heads to Māoriland Hub
Performer and creator Rodney Bell
Director Malia Johnston
Meremere brings to you the incredible journey and story of critically acclaimed dancer and performer, Rodney Bell (Ngati Maniapoto).
Internationally renowned for his physically integrated performances, Meremere is a courageous and powerful response to an incredible series of life events.
Bell's layered and compelling autobiographical performance integrates documentary footage, interviews, movement and imagery into 54 extraordinary minutes.
Developed in collaboration with director Malia Johnston’s performance design company Movement of the Human (MOTH). Meremere includes AV by award-winning designer Rowan Pierce, and live music from the extremely talented Eden Mulholland bringing this insightful, surprising and very personal story to life.
In 2018, Bell performed across the North Island, as well as in Singapore and the Gold Coast. Meremere also took out Actor of the Year, Director of the Year, Sound Design of the Year, and Excellence Award for AV Design at the 2018 Wellington Theatre Awards. The production has also seen Bell win the 2017 Arts Access Artistic Achievement Award, and the 2016 Attitude Artistic Achievement Award in what has been an extraordinary career.
It is funny, humble, compelling and engages with a wide range of audiences. An impressionistic and surreal experience of an extraordinary artist’s life.