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KAHA 2013 - Tempo Dance Festival 2013


Fri 18 Oct 2013, 8:30pm
Sat 19 Oct 2013, 8:30pm

Where: Q Theatre, 305 Queen Street, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

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Listed by: Elephant Publicity

Atamira Dance Company

Having impacted audiences across New Zealand the Solomon Islands, US and Hawaii, the captivating KAHA program returns to Auckland's Q Theatre to headline the 2013 Tempo Dance Festival! KAHA 2013 features a New and fresh selection of short dance works alongside hot crowd favorites.

'...bring your mates, your Nan and your kids because Kaha is a performance everyone will love.' KAHA 2013, Kathleen Mantel, Theatreview

'From Haka to Breakin’ From the 1980S', KAHA is a collection of seven short works that showcase the strength and diversity of both contemporary dance and of Atamira Dance Company; the overall programme speaks to a wide audience of dance lovers, families and those that want to experience a high quality live performance filled with beauty, mana and power!

KAHA 2013 features an updated programme; Artistic director Moss Patterson presents three pieces Moko, due for its full length debut in 2014, and two shorter works, Haka, commanding audiences as the powerful opener and Te Paki a trio exploring the rhythm of the sea. New work Paarua (‘Double Contact’) is an adrenalin-saturated and humorous dance choreographed by Nancy Wijohn that explores competitive strategies and sporting tactics. Kelly Nash’s quirky and incisive new work indigenarchy and pou rakau, choreographed by Gaby Thomas fuses contemporary dance with traditional Maori song and stick game.

Completing the programme is the very popular Atamira take on 'Poi E Thriller'; as made famous by the Taika Waititi hit film Boy – choreographed by long-standing Atamira member Dolina Wehipeihana this mash-up of kapa haka and Michael Jackson moves is a catchy toe-tapper! POI E!

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