Tempo Dance Festival 2018


TEMPO Dance Festival 2018's headliner shows have been announced!

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Tempo Dance Festival brings bring Auckland to life, with over 50 spectacular events this October showcasing an inspiring range of dance, including new work by New Zealand and international artists that empower and inspire.

Tempo elevates the presence of dance in our community, highlighting the value and joy movement brings to our society. 2018 promises ongoing commitment to opportunities for New Zealand dancers and audiences, continued development of diverse and high-quality works, and elevation of the visibility of Aotearoa's dance practitioners on an international stage.

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Tempo Dance Festival would like to acknowledge the support of Core Funders Creative NZ, Foundation North, Auckland Council & Waitematā Local Board and partners Q Theatre.


Boyzdance2 // METAMORPHOSIS // Tempo Dance Festival 2018

From international choreographers and former Boyzdance2 members, METAMORPHOSIS brings to the stage four electric new creations alongside a retrospective of Boyzdance2’s most significant works to celebrate the network’s twentieth anniversary.

Oct 7 2018

 Los Angeles Contemporary Dance Company // ADAPTATION // Tempo Dance Festival 20

West Coast meets the world with Los Angeles Contemporary Dance Company’s NZ premiere: ADAPTATION, a visceral evening of cutting-edge contemporary dance by one of LA’s leading dance companies.  

Oct 10 to Oct 11 2018

System // Muscle Mouth // Tempo Dance Festival 2018

In a futuristic landscape, two humans undergo a replacement procedure now necessary for progress, featuring precision-led choreography, intelligent lighting, and highly detailed sonic and audio-visual landscape from Muscle Mouth.

Oct 12 to Oct 13 2018

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