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Mātauranga with Atamira Dance Company

Nau mai, haere mai!

Kori Pūrākau 2023 | Image supplied by Due Drop Event Centre


Connecting to students face to face, this programme encompasses either technique, repertoire, performance and/or choreography from current and past Atamira works, delivered by current Atamira dancers. Based on kaupapa Māori principles, these workshops utilise dance mythology as a way to understand and develop movement skills in alignment with the NZ curriculum in coordination with the needs of your tauira. 

Facilitated by Atamira dancers, this in person workshop offers a unique opportunity for students to explore ideas through movement, dance and storytelling while learning about Atamira's celebrated 23-year dance whakapapa of choreographic repertoire. 

Grounded in tikanga practices, we can tailor the workshop to your class kaupapa.

Best suited for school years 9-13


Atamira's online workshops offer a unique opportunity to experience and learn from the company’s celebrated 22-year dance whakapapa of choreographic repertoire. Students will journey into the world of Atamira's 21st year work Te Wheke, past repertoire and choreographic devices exploring ideas through movement, dance and storytelling.

Zoom Atamira Dance Company into your akomanga or whare to experience Atamira's dance whakapapa and the strengths of indigenous-inspired thinking. Facilitated by two Atamira dance artists, TOPA MAI expands students’ exposure to Mātauranga Māori concepts and creative dance practice via digital engagement with Aotearoa’s leading Māori contemporary dance company.

Dive into Te Wheke (years 7-10) or Dance Upon the Atamira (years 11-13)


Kori Pūrākau is a biannual workshop programme introducing students to basic choreographic processes that explore telling a story through dance and movement. Ideal for students from Year 1 to 8, it derives inspiration from Pou Kapua or Cloud Pillar, Due Drop Event Centre’s stunning 21-metre carving which narrates the Māori myth of the great chieftain Kupe, the creation stories of Ranginui and Papatūānuku and the legend of Maui.

In collaboration with Due Drop Event Centre for South Auckland Schools.

If you are interested in this workshop click the link below

Contact Abbie Rogers our Kaiwhakahaere Ako at if you have any enquires!