Mitimiti rests somewhere in the dunes, and on the edges of bloodied dreams, calling us to enter a new realm.

The bones of yourself, of an ancestor, a whale, a house literally become fleshed out by multiple design and movement innovations.

Bursting through the veil of stage to audience — film installation, live kapa haka, surround sound, Atamira dancers and international special guests — unveil secrets of the Atamira (platform) in a unique multi-level gallery-style.

Plunging bravely into the Te Rarawa lineage of choreographer Jack Gray, Mitimiti is the departure point to disrupt, reconfigure, and invoke; charging the theatre space with collective resonance.

“Mitimiti, …lifts an avant garde lid off the bucket that contains themes of colonisation, urbanisation and globalisation. What might it look, sound and feel like today for Tangata whenua and New Zealanders collectively?” (NZ Theatreview, Tia Reihana Morunga, Mitmiti, KAHA 2012)

PLEASE NOTE: This is a gallery style performance - meaning there is no seating, the audience will be standing and can move around during the performance. Limited seating is available at balcony level on a first come basis, or at special request to the box office for anyone with mobility issues.

This show contains smoke/haze, strobe lighting and high levels of bass music which may affect some people. If you have any concerns please contact the Q Theatre box office on 09 309 9771 before making your booking.


Public are invited to attend a pre-show talk, featuring Jack and designers in conversation with Marianne Shultz. Atamira Dancers will perform a short excerpt from Mitimiti.

Where: Auckland Art Gallery Talk
When: Thursday 17 September, 6pm - 7pm
Cost: Free


Join choreographer Jack Gray, Atamira Dance and guest cultural collaborators for a post-Opening Night review and panel dialogue.

Where: Rangatira, Q Theatre
When: Thursday 1 Oct, 1pm - 3pm
Cost: Free (registrations essential: register here)

MEET MITIMITI - A behind the scenes experience

Discover the magic behind Atamira Dance Company's Mitimiti. Come on a behind the scenes tour & talk with dancer/choreographer Jack Gray. This event is open to Q Heroes only (find out more and become a Q Hero here.)

Where: Rangatira, Q Theatre
When: Saturday 3 Oct, 5pm - 6pm
Cost: Free (registrations essential: register here)