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Te Wheke

Te Wheke

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  • Thu 17 Jun, 7:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Fri 18 Jun, 7:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Sat 19 Jun, 7:30pm – 8:30pm


Te Whaea: National Dance and Drama Centre, 11 Hutchison Road, Newtown, Wellington


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $35.00
  • Concession: $30.00
  • Student: $25.00


Kia Mau Festival

Artistic Director Jack Gray marks the 21 years of Atamira Dance Company with the collaborative new work Te Wheke.

The work brings together Aotearoa’s leading names in contemporary dance including Arts Foundation Laureate Louise Potiki Bryant, Dolina Wehipeihana, Taane Mete, Kelly Nash, Gabrielle Thomas, Kura Te Ua and Bianca Hyslop.

These eight choreographic practitioners, with a cast of eight dancers including Sean MacDonald, explore the dimensions of human experience symbolised by the eight tentacles of Te Wheke — the Octopus, a powerful guardian on this journey from past into future.

Solo and ensemble expressions of darkness and light occur within a shape-shifting world of floating black silk. Layers of symbolism emanate through the magical AV patterning and mesmeric soundscapes with lighting enhancing all – both revealing and hiding.

Post Show Q&A.

Te Wheke Post Show Talks Friday 7.30pm & Saturday 1pm.

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