Dance

KA MUA KA MURI - Atamira Dance Company

Atamira Dance Company encompasses and uplifts the voices of acclaimed choreographers and long-time collaborators, Bianca Hyslop and Eddie Elliott, in this unique and powerful double bill KA MUA KA MURI. 

$29 - $49 (plus service fees)
70 minutes, no interval
25 - 27 Jul 2024
Thu 25 Jul, 7:30pm - 8:40pm
Fri 26 Jul, 7:30pm - 8:40pm
Sat 27 Jul, 7:30pm - 8:40pm

Atamira Dance Company encompasses and uplifts the voices of acclaimed choreographers and long-time collaborators, Bianca Hyslop and Eddie Elliott in this unique and powerful double bill KA MUA KA MURI.

Derived from and inspired by, the whakataukī ‘kia whakatōmuri te haere whakamua’, KA MUA KA MURI relates to Māori perspectives of time where the past, present and the future are intertwined, offering a contemporary dance experience that explores both the significance of whakapapa while defining new aspirations for the future.

Remain by Eddie Elliott (Ngāti Maniapoto) explores the continuity and vitality of whakapapa, tikanga, and a deep connection to Tūpuna, emphasizing the importance of preserving these cultural foundations to honor the past, understand the present, and shape a promising future for rangatahi.

Whakamaheahea by Bianca Hyslop (Te Arawa) showcases urban Māori experiences by transcending loss-based narratives, embracing multifaceted identities that encompass divine, ancestral, and human elements, and weaving stories of empowerment, transformation, and resilience to inspire a brighter collective future.

By intertwining these perspectives, this collaboration offers a holistic view of the continuum of cultural identity. Hyslop’s focus on the future provides a lens through which to envision how the values, customs, and knowledge preserved in Elliott’s work will be carried forward and adapted by future generations. Similarly, Elliott’s exploration of the past grounds Hyslop’s forward-looking perspective, highlighting the deep roots and enduring relevance of te ira tangata.

Bound together by a stellar design team, a cast of dynamic Māori dance artists and the high-quality production values that Atamira is known for, this double bill, full of energy and heart, invites audiences to experience a transformative performance where tradition collides with innovation, and past, present, and future converge on stage.

Presented by: 
Atamira Dance Company 

Creative Team: 
Choreographers - Bianca Hyslop, Eddie Elliott
Collaborative Dance Artists - Abbie Rogers, Caleb Heke, Madi Tumataroa, Oli Mathiesen, Tai Taranui Hemana, Toalei Roycroft
Set and Costume Design - Rona Ngahuia Osborne
Lighting Design - Owen McCarthy 
Projection Design - Remain - Owen McCarthy
Projection Design - Whakamaheahea - Dan Mace 
Executive Producer - Marama Lloydd
Artistic Manager - Kelly Nash
Marketing and Education - Abbie Rogers
Campaign Design - Osborne Shiwan
Photography - Sacha Stejko

Sponsors: 
Creative New Zealand
Foundation North 
Auckland Council

Audience Warnings: 
Haze, flashing lights 

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