Marama Lloydd, Dolina Wehipeihana and Jack Gray sit down with The Joyce Theatre's Programming Manager Noa Rui-Piin Weiss to discuss Te Wheke amongst our tour to New York City and season at The Joyce.
Atamira Dance Company was created as a platform for individual dance artists to explore Māori cultural identity, stories, and storytelling through contemporary dance. In this chat, they recount the overall trajectory of the company and map the creative process of "Te Wheke." They also discuss bringing the work into an international context.
"Whats the medicine we want to put out to the world?" Marama Lloydd
"...we have a completely different point of view, which is partly what makes it living...really expressive because we each bring our lens, our genealogy, our hopes and dreams, our desires." Jack Gray
"What is indigenous language in the world?" Jack Gray
"For someone who has zero context, what are a couple of things you want the audience to know walking into this kind of work?" Noa Weiss
"The artists are the present and the future, that it is a true reflection of multiple voices and a representation of Māori contemporary dance." Marama Lloydd
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