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Atamira Dance Company


Enter into the nothing, the blackness. From this formless state of consciousness come potential, movement, energy and life. Atamira Dance Company brings to the stage a meditation on the space of Te Kore. Potentiality, and the eternity of existence before light, is communicated through mesmeric soundscapes and movement.

Six male dancers exist within a sacred Whare space engaging with the reverberations of ancient karakia and takutaku chant; embodying the characteristics of our atua Maori.

60 minutes of dance, light and sound in a conceptually designed space by award winning designer Rawstorne studios, live guitar by Shayne Carter, and Taonga Puoro played by master player James Webster.

Choreographed by Moss Patterson in collaboration with performers; Andrew Miller, Arahi Easton, Eddie Elliot, Emmanuel Reynaud, Luke Hanna, & Roymata Holmes.

Pulima Arts Festival, Taiwan, November 2016
Guangdong Dance Festival, China, November 2016
Wellington Opera House, New Zealand, December 2016

Photograph: Charles Howells