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A Collision of Pedal and Microphone Choreography, Video Projection, Live Waiata, Electronic Music, and Fashion!
Join Atamira in their home studio / performance space for TOHU – Urban Disturbance. 22 - 24 November, Henderson, Auckland.
The company boom-box makes way for a mecca stage and lighting rig, as the safe silo of the studio space is transformed into the public theatre.
For three nights the sophisticated grunge of ‘shed 1’, Corban Estate Arts Centre will become the home, and host of Atamira’s new international double bill programme. Brimming with vivid design and mashed up choreograpy Atamira bravely ‘lift-the-lid’ off the ‘artistic box’ for TOHU – urban disturbance.
TOHU is comprised of two half hour works Moko choreographed by Artistic Director Moss Patterson and Mitimiti choreographed by founding company member, Jack Gray. Excerpts of both works featured in Atamira’s Kaha-Short Works programme earlier this year to rave reviews. TOHU is Atamira’s new signature double-bill programme and launches both Moko and Mitimiti as standalone choreographic works.
"Atamira is an exciting, assured company…". NZ Listener, Francesca Horsley, KAHA 2012
"New Zealand contemporary dance at it’s most innovative." Keeping Up With The Grid, Ingrid Grenar
"…each movement and word and facial expression… felt as a physical force." Gather and Hunt, Courteney Peters, KAHA 2012
Moko - Choreographed by Moss Patterson Fluid, Kinetic and Driving - Moko is a dynamic, dance work inspired by the ancient art form of Ta Moko, or body tattoo. Moko is a metaphor for the changing nature of self identity. Bodies are twisted and stretched transforming the space visually using elastic rope, live feed video, and a buzzing sound score. Moko cuts the space taking the arts form of Ta Moko on a journey of metamorphosis.
“vibrant shapes and textures”
NZ Listener, Francesca Horsely
“From our marae to our body the kowhaiwhai connect us to whakapapa and this is a strong source of creative construction for Patterson”
NZ Theatreview, Tia Reihana
Mitimiti - Choreographed by Jack Gray Chaotic, Dark & Funny - Mitimti is an eclectic, avant grade work that responds to urban Maori experiences of separation, dispossession and loss. Mitimiti speaks to global ideals by reconnecting to the land, culture and people of the North Hokianga. Using spoken word, a live sound score, microphone and pedal choreography, Mitimiti is an exhilarating, progressive and edgy performance.
“An eclectic, disorientated, humorous collage of movements where unison was often squashed with moments of the absurd... Life in an urban, globalised society can be absurd... we can be absurd, I get that....” NZ Theatreview, Tia Reihana Morunga , 2012
“acutely observed portrait of various kinds of out-of-it disconnection in an array of urban settings is at once dark and full of critique, ironic and hilarious, and deeply personal.” NZ Herald, Raewyn Whyte
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