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Atamira —
Kelly Nash
Artist Director

Atamira Dance Company’s newest work is delving back into what the name ‘Atamira’ represents in contemporary, historical and future society. The literal meaning of “atamira” is “stage” and another meaning of the word is “platform for the dead body and the process of caring for those who have died”.

This new work will used the full space of the massive Shed 1 at the Corban Estate Arts Centre, in Auckland, investigating themes of death, aloneness, time, Maori culture, ageing and sexuality. An immersive dance theatre event, experiencing the structure, concept, visual, sound, physical, history, and now of what an ‘Atamira’ is.

*performance may contain nudity and sexual themes, suitable for a mature audience.

"...an extraordinary and beautiful mix of story-telling, a taha Māori mystical weaving of memory, deep mourning and ceremony" — Francesca Horsley, Theatrescenes, 2017

Date
  • 12 - 16 December, 2017
Venue
  • Shed 1
  • Corban Estate Arts Centre
  • Henderson
  • Auckland
Sponsors
  • Creative NZ
  • Foundation North
  • Auckland Council
  • Horton Media
  • Kereru Beers
  • Quest Farm Wines
  • Crescendo Arts Trust
  • Phantom Billstickers
  • Puha & Pakeha (Catering)
  • Choreography
  • Creative Team
  • Performers
  • Kelly Nash
  • Set and Costume: Poppy Serano
  • Sound: Eden Mulholland
  • Vocal: Milly Grant-Koria
  • AV Design: Louise Potiki-Bryant
  • Lighting: Jeremy Fern
  • Costume: Ruth Woodbury
  • AV: Owen McCarthy
  • Rehearsal : Megan Adams
  • Nancy Wijohn
  • Bianca Hyslop
  • Daniel Cooper
  • Sean MacDonald
  • Imogen Tapara
  • Rosie Tapihana
  • Brydie Colquhoun