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Atamira Dance Company (NZ)

  • Venue: Piano Bar
  • When: Wed 29 Feb 09:45 AM - 10:45 AM
  • Genre: Dance
  • Main Audience: All Ages
  • No. in touring party: 5


Mitimiti is a new, full-length dance work drawing upon the strength of Atamira’s collaborative network. The work features choreography from Jack Gray, AV Design by Louise Potiki Bryant, lighting by Vanda Karolczak and sound by composers and musicians Nga Tae (Paddy Free, Waimihi Hotere, Richard Nunns and Horomono Horo). Ralph Hotere’s series of Black Paintings provide inspiration for this work as his whanaunga Jack Gray explores whakapapa (geneology), histories, waiata (song) and korero (research) from Te Rarawa hapu Ngati Hokokeha and Ngati Manu (tribes of Northern New Zealand.) An excerpt of Mitimiti will be performed as part of Atamira Dance Company’s KAHA tour in June 2012 which will also feature work from Artistic Director Moss Patterson.

Atamira Dance Company

Atamira Dance Company is New Zealand’s leading Maori contemporary dance company and comprises the country’s top Maori dancers and choreographers. Atamira creates professional dance works inspired by Aotearoa’s history, legends and contemporary issues; drawing from their own personal stories and whakapapa. Critically acclaimed, the company is renowned for its inventive and stunning pieces. We are passionate about sharing our stories, and asserting the unique and important voice Maori have in New Zealand. We create dance work that reflects these values, and we strive for innovation and excellence in contemporary dance and choreography, whilst respecting our cultural heritage.

Photo: John McDermott


Bryan (Moss) Patterson
Artistic Director, Atamira Dance Company
P.O. Box 41262
St Lukes
Auckland New Zealand 1346