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). Three new contemporary dance works are presented over two extraordinary programmes, showcasing the visionary talents of tuakana (senior) choreographers Louise Potiki Bryant, Jack Gray and Frances Rings.

KOTAHI RUA // Book your tickets to Kotahi I and Kotahi II in this Double Deal, Kotahi Rua

Kotahi I opens Tempo Dance Festival with a pre-show intercultural ceremony situated in different vantage points around Q TheatreKotahi I features the epic beauty of Onepū (Sand) by Atamira founding member, Louise Potiki Bryant (Ngāi Tahu). Onepū is an expression of mana wāhine - the intrinsic spiritual power of women, inspired by specific atua wahine (female deities/ancestors) from Ngāi Tahu creation traditions. Onepū aims to honour these atua.

Kotahi II continues the season two new works by Jack Gray (Atamira Dance Company) and Frances Rings (Kokatha, Head of Creative Studies NAISDA Dance College, choreographer for Bangarra Dance Company) on Friday 5 October click here to learn more.

 Q&A // There will be a post-show artist talk with Kotahi choreographers following Friday's performance, followed by a live DJ and kai in Q's Barfoot & Thompson Lounge


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

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TEN-TRIP PASS // Be one of Tempo's biggest festival fans with a Ten-Trip Pass and save. Pay $200* and select ten shows across the festival. Use them all yourself, or share with family and friends! Your Ten-Trip Pass can be used to book tickets from 20 September - two weeks before opening night of Tempo Dance Festival 2018