Experience the vibrant spirit of Aotearoa New Zealand with The New Zealand Dance Company (NZDC) as they proudly present WHENUA, a captivating double bill that celebrates unique creative voices.

Embark on a journey through indigenous artistry as choreographer Malia Johnston collaborates with celebrated artist Rodney Bell (Ngāti Maniapoto) to craft Imprint, a mesmerizing new work commissioned exclusively for this program.


Joining this dynamic showcase is Eddie Elliott's (Ngāti Maniapoto) Uku - Behind the Canvas, a critically acclaimed piece that debuted to rave reviews in 2022. Together, these works form a harmonious yet distinct program that delves into our connection with nature and the land that shapes us.

Malia and Rodney, renowned for their innovative visions, will transport audiences into realms of imagination, while Eddie's powerful narratives rooted in te ao Māori (the Māori world) and kapa haka (traditional Māori dance) will resonate deeply, offering a raw and authentic expression of tangata whenua (Māori people).

Accompanied by the rich soundscapes crafted by Aotearoa artists Eden Mulholland and Rowan Pierce, WHENUA promises to be an immersive experience that breathes life into the stage.

Join in as they weave stories that reflect the essence of humanity and showcase the diverse voices that define Aotearoa New Zealand.

$2 per hour to a max of $12 on weekends and a $12 flat rate for weekday evenings at The Civic car park. Find out more

Last updated: 26 February 2024