KAHA is the place where audiences are invited into the Atamira whare to experience new ideas and new artists. It will be like returning to the Marae after some time away.
Presenting works by both tuakana and teina artists, KAHA, in two parts, captures ideas born of the intensity and challenges of artists working during the pandemic.
Esteemed dance visionary Sean MacDonald leads the charge with STILL – a meandering through yesterdays curiosities. Of exuberance and melancholy, a clicking of snapshots..taking a pun(t) on (re)moving through a musing connectivity of randomly logical bone &muscle poetics. Presentation and internal. The stillness of anxiousness. A body influenced by the sequencing of time, a dance.”
This is followed by five short premiere dance pieces, episodic in nature, by emerging Māori choreographers.
Laying at the heart of KAHA is the precious relationship between teina and tuakana. Renowned dance luminaries Jack Gray (Atamira Artistic Director), Kelly Nash and Nancy Wijohn (Assistant directors) guide choreographic artists Caleb Heke, Oli Mathiesen, Dana Moore-Mudgway, Abbie Rogers and Sherrick Martin (Atamira Debut) in their work with collaborating performers Cory-Toalei Roycroft and Madison Tumataroa. The aroha and respect for both generations of artists make for stunning and innovative contemporary dance performances.
Make the Atamira experience even more fulfilling by experiencing the immersive VR version of TOMO in Vault. More information and bookings here.
KAHA 7-9th July 2022 Q Theatre Loft