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Pānui | What's on

Ko nga pae tawhiti whaia kia tata, ko nga pae tata, whakamaua kia tina


The potential for tomorrow depends on what we do today

2023 Arts Foundation Laureates Sean MacDonald and Taiaroa Royal

A MASSIVE congratulations to Te Tumu Toi 2023 Arts Laureates Sean MacDonald and Taiaroa Royal. Both have an extensive history with Atamira and we cannot describe how proud we are seeing them recognised for all their brilliance. They also join Atamira co-founder Louise Potiki Bryant (2019 Arts Laureate), former artistic Director Moss Te Ururangi Patterson (2020 Arts Laureate), rangatira artist Charles Koroneho (2014 Arts Laureate).

He mihi nunui ki a kōrua Sean raua ko Taiaroa mō tō kōrua mahi toi me tō kōrua hautūtanga.


We are currently deep into HOU RUA, the development of a new double bill choreographed by Bianca Hyslop and Eddie Elliott set to premiere in 2024! It's been a beautiful first couple weeks starting with our Atamira Intensive Wiki, a range of classes over a week open to the community.

It’s beautiful to have Bianca and Eddie back in the Atamira whare! Also welcoming some new faces into the whare for this project and to the Atamira whānau, Tai Hemana and Ehetere Rua!


We've opened up our morning warm up classes for this development so nau mai haere mai whānau! Come join our kaikanikani for some activating and warming movement for the next couple weeks.


Opanuku Studio | Corban Estate Arts Centre

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At the beginning of 2023 Atamira partnered with Unitec Dance to facilitate their HAKA TOI AOTEAROA programme this year. Facilitated by a range of Atamira practitioners throughout 2023, this course provided the opportunity for students to gain an overview of Te Ao Māori and engage with Mātauranga Māori to give insight for performance or within indigenous space.

As part of SHOWCASE 2023, Unitec Dance's end of year graduation performance, Atamira kaikanikani Kasina Campbell and Abbie Rogers collaborated together to choreograph TIPURANGA, a reflection of whānaungatanga and understanding and a work to activate the students learning throughout the year in a performance space.


Theatreview review by Rose Tapsell

DANZ review by Jenny Stevenson


Reviews by Lyne Pringle and Komako Silver\

Review by Andrew Whiteside

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New York Times Review by Brian Seibert

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Contemporary HUM article written by Amit Noy