November 08, 2012
Atamira Dance taking Māori experience to the world
Atamira Dance Company is preparing a new season of works it hopes to tour internationally.
Co-founder Jack Gray has just completed a scholarship in the United States, where he found indigenous audiences and academics were keen to learn more about the Maori experience.
He says Tohu – urban disturbance, which includes his piece Mitimiti and Moss Paterson's Moko, fuses spoken word, video projection, live waiata and electronic music with Maori contemporary dance.
He says its exploration of the experiences of urban Maori is hard hitting and provocative, and he's keen to see how it goes down with local audiences before taking it to Hawaii and the continental United States.
Tohu opens its season at Atamira Dance Company's Corban Estate studios in Henderson on 22nd of November.
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