Kotahi is a unique international collaboration bridging the creative and cultural spaces of Atamira Dance Company (Aotearoa) and NAISDA Dance College in Darkinjung Country (Australia), supported by Unitec.

Three new contemporary dance works are presented over two extraordinary nights with Kotahi I on October 4 and Kotahi II on October 5. Each evening provides a unique programme, showcasing the visionary talents of tuākana (senior) choreographers Louise Potiki BryantJack Gray, and Frances Rings.

Kotahi I is part one of the Kotahi programme and opens Tempo Dance Festival at 6:30pm with a pre-show intercultural ceremony open to everyone.

At 7.30pm, the epic beauty of Onepū (Sand) by Atamira founding member, Louise Potiki Bryant (Ngāi Tahu) honours mana wahine - the intrinsic spiritual power of women, inspired by specific atua wahine (female deities/ancestors) from Ngāi Tahu creation traditions.

To continue your experience of Kotahi, join us again the following night on Friday 5 October for Kotahi II. Witness two new works - Indigenous Stamina by Jack Gray (Atamira Dance Company) and Shapeshift

Click here to read more about Kotahi II

 Q&A // There will be a post-show artist talk with Kotahi choreographers following Thursday's performance


Presented by Atamira Dance Company (visit their website, Facebook or YouTube) as part of Tempo Dance Festival 2018

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