Tempo Dance Festival 2017

Get ready for 12 days of dance! Tempo Dance Festival returns to Q Theatre this October with a stunning line-up for two weeks celebrating all things that move, groove and get loose!

A stunning new multi-media work created by Louise Potiki Bryant, with composer Paddy Free and artist Rona Ngahuia Osborne, NGARO (hidden) integrates solo performance with sound, video and textile installation.

Oct 4 2017

Tempo Double Deals

Selected Tempo Festival 2017 shows include special 'Double Deal' ticket price which enables you to catch two festival shows on the same day for a special price.

Oct 5 to Oct 15 2017

The DANZ Season of Limbs@40

Limbs@40 celebrates the founding by Chris Jannides of ground-breaking New Zealand modern dance company Limbs. This selection of iconic works features pieces by three renowned dancer/choreographers – Mark Baldwin, MaryJane O’Reilly and Douglas Wright

Oct 5 to Oct 6 2017

The Wine Project

A world of intrigue and aroma; ritual and revelry; sex and power - a magic, dangerous and ancient story of tending the vines, crushing the grapes and fermenting the juice.

Oct 5 to Oct 8 2017

Dance Party

Join us at the Tempo Friday Night Social celebrating 40 years since Limbs Dance Company hit the scene and New Zealand School of Dance’s 50-year legacy of excellence.

Oct 6 2017


South Auckland performance collective COVEN set flames to Vault with an immersive and hair-raising experience inspired by the nine concentric circles of Dante’s Inferno and indigenous Pacific stories around fire.

Oct 6 to Oct 7 2017

LOST + FOUND [dances of exile]

LOST + FOUND [dances of exile] is a performance event for people on the move. In hidden spaces, a choreographic journey unfolds as dancers re-enact traces of dance archives.

Oct 6 to Oct 7 2017


A captivating collection of ten original solo dance works created by graduates from five decades of the New Zealand School of Dance for the school's fiftieth anniversary.

Oct 7 to Oct 8 2017


A festival favourite, whY Chromozone returns with daring new performances by exciting choreographers and acclaimed dance artists who challenge concepts of gender and celebrate how we see ourselves in society. 

Oct 7 to Oct 8 2017


Northern Dance Network, the forerunner of DANZ in Auckland, celebrates 20 years since its official incorporation. Come and help celebrate and honour the achievements of NDN.

Oct 8 2017


A fast-paced show melding the influences behind award-winning hip-hop crew IDCO with an exploration of endless possibilities, and challenging the boundaries with ideas and movement that is fun, unexpected and unafraid.

Oct 11 2017


The FRESH emerging choreographers showcase demonstrates physical stamina, innovation and personality. Choreographers Amelia Chong, Ben Mitchell, Elijah Kennar, Zoe Nicholson and Emma Cosgrove have stepped up to the challenge.

Oct 12 2017


A striking new work by Sarah Foster-SproullORCHIDS unpacks the complex female spirit. Divulging secrets of feminine magic and lost ritualistic practices, mothers, witches and otherworldly creatures metamorphose from darkness into light. 

Oct 12 to Oct 13 2017


Created by Momentum Productions (Out of the Box) and Malia Johnston (Movement of the Human), CUDO is a ground-breaking urban mixture of beats, mechanical movement and real-time audio visual technology.

Oct 14 to Oct 15 2017

‘a world, with your wound in it’

Using contemporary dance, poetry, original soundscape, unique costuming and visuals, this solo dance-theatre work seeks to embody the complex relationship between the earth and the indigenous female form through performance.

Oct 14 to Oct 15 2017


Ignite! showcases a diverse selection of new dances created and performed by an impressive array of bright young things. Featuring contemporary, ballet, hip-hop, jazz and fusion dance.

Oct 15 2017

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  • We asked Amanda Rees to share some of her reo journey with us for Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2018

    Catch Amanda in Cradle Song, spooking up Q's Loft September 18 - 22

  • The unstoppable Julia Croft and Nisha Madhan have been offered a season and residency at the prestigious Battersea Arts Centre in London, and because they're special members of our Q whānau we want to help them get there! We asked Julia to tell us about her inspiration for creating this work, and what it means in 2018 a year after it was first created.