Performer and creator Rodney Bell (Ngāti Maniapoto)
Director Malia Johnston
Presented by Tour-Makers in partnership with Movement of the Human
Meremere is a powerful, engaging work from an exceptional dancer, Rodney Bell. It’s a survival story that focuses on Rodney’s time living rough on the streets of San Francisco. A courageous response to an incredible series of life events; an inspirational performance with live music from the equally exceptional artist, Jol Mulholland.
A critically acclaimed dancer and performer, Rodney is renowned for his physically integrated performance. In 2007 Rodney joined AXIS Dance Company (USA) as principal dancer for five years. Before his return home, Rodney experienced a period of homelessness on the streets of San Francisco: a life changing experience that inspired the creation of Meremere. The show has garnered a veritable bouquet of awards.
Presented by Tour-Makers and Movement of the Human.
‘This autobiographical, multi-disciplinary and life-affirming survival story drew the cheering opening night audience to its feet.’ Dominion Post
‘Meremere is a complex work of art where design, AV and lighting play as significant a role as story-telling, music and dance.’ NZ Herald, October 2016