Okareka Dance Company presents
A Place To Stand (Turangawaewae)

K’Rd’s vital and significant past is tackled by one of New Zealand’s most sought after and prolific dance companies – Okareka Dance Company as six performers combine dance, theatre, music and waita to premiere the highly anticipated K’Rd Strip, playing as part of the NZ Matariki season.

Under the seven stars of Matariki, performers ignite the space each drawing inspiration from the stars Waiti, Waita, Waipuna arangi, Tipuanukum, Tipuarangi, Ururangi and Matariki. The group also link to the seven deadly sins of wrath, greed, sloth, pride, list, envy and gluttony; inspiring characters who possess animalistic qualities that move and sing with courage, conviction and passion.

K Rd Strip is Okareka’s response to an Auckland landmark that has anchored its deep roots into the veins of New Zealand history, both culturally and counter-culturally. The result is a work that is unlike anything Okareka have created before -  pole dancing, drag queens, haka, contemporary dance and dramatic scenes entwined with live vocals of an all New Zealand music score from the likes of Gin Wigmore, Mi Sex, Annie Crummer and Th’Dudes.

R18 – contains adult themes. 

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Supported by- 
Creative New Zealand, Arts Alive, ASB Community Trust, Matariki Trust and Voice Brand Agency