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Atamira —
Artist Director Kelly Nash

Atamira Dance Company delves 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 work premiered in 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.

" extraordinary and beautiful mix of story-telling, a taha Māori mystical weaving of memory, deep mourning and ceremony."

Francesca Horsley, Theatrescenes, 2017

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