$28-$38 + booking fee
7 JUL - 9 JUL

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.

Get the Tripleboost:
KAHA – Tripleboost offers audiences three ways to connect with Atamira. Esteemed dance visionary Sean MacDonald leads the charge opening the stage presentation with a solo performance, painting a self-portrait through physical movement. This is followed by KAHA - five short premiere dance pieces, episodic in nature, by young Māori choreographic and dance collaborators. Meanwhile downstairs in Vault, over 2 sessions from 6-7pm, limited audiences can immerse themselves in the world of the celebrated dance work TOMO for an all-new Virtual Reality film experience.

Enjoy two hours of free parking or $5 evening and weekend rates. Find out more. Ride on public transport from as little as $2 each way. Find out more.
Last updated: 01 June 2022