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PERFORMANCES

Bruce Mason Centre

in partnership with Auckland Live

Takapuna, Auckland
Friday, 12th July 2019 at noon
Saturday, 13th July 2019 at 11am & 3pm

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* Please note that the 11am performance on Saturday 13 July will be relaxed. Use the code RELAXED when booking to access seats closest to the auditorium doors. More info on relaxed performances by clicking here

Mangere Arts Centre

Māngere, Auckland
Friday, 19th July 2019 at noon
Saturday, 20th July 2019 at 3pm & 6.30pm

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SHOW OVERVIEW

A journey through stars, sea, mountains and moon for the whole whānau.   

The New Zealand Dance Company (NZDC) presents the premiere season of Matariki for Tamariki by accomplished New Zealand dancer and choreographer Sean MacDonald (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāi Tahu), proudly a part of Auckland’s Matariki Festival.

A celebration for the whole family, Sean brings to life a world where a band of players, a group of friends, and a whānau travel throughout Aotearoa and its landscape of lush ngahere (forests), mighty maunga (mountains), and majestic moana (oceans), encountering the flora and fauna through seasonal changes. The journey begins and ends through the dawning and setting of the Matariki whetū (star) constellation.

Along the way, the performers inhabit the wairua (spirit) of each of the nine whetū of Matariki and through their adventures use the power and meaning of karakia (prayer), ritual, waita (song) and whakapapa (lineage) to plant the seeds of new beginnings for hope of the future ahead.

Sean’s majestic choreography paired with evocative costume and set design by Rona Ngahuia Osborne as well as spectacular sound design by Alistair Deverick will leave kids and “kidaults” alike filled with joy and gratitude for the whenua (land) we call home.


AFFILIATED YOUTH WINTER SCHOOLS

Experience a week of exceptional dance training taught by NZDC professional dancers at our 2019 Youth Winter School in one of two locations. This intensive will challenge technical and creative potential through daily classes in contemporary, choreography and repertoire as well as provide the amazing opportunity for students to perform alongside NZDC Company members in the premiere season of Matariki for Tamariki by Sean MacDonald.

Ages: students 12+ years
Time: 9am – 4pm (with later or differing times on performance days)

Bruce Mason Centre

in partnership with Auckland Live

The Promenade, Takapuna
Monday 8 – Saturday 13 July 

Performances:
Friday 12th July at noon
Saturday 13th July at 11am & 3pm

Cost*: $350 each

*With thanks to Youthtown, we will be providing a limited number of “pay what you can” options for students at Bruce Mason Centre based on hardship and need. Please click here to access the application and return to Rai at [email protected] by Thursday 4 July.

REGISTER HERE

Mangere Arts Centre

Corner Bader Drive & Orly Ave, Māngere
Monday 15 – Saturday 20 July 2019

Performances:
Friday, 19 July at noon
Saturday 20 July at 3pm & 6.30pm

Cost*: $350 each

*With thanks to Youthtown, we will be providing a limited number of “pay what you can” option for students at Māngere Arts Centre based on hardship and need. Please click here to access the application and return to Rai at [email protected] by Thursday 11th July.

REGISTER HERE

Photos by John McDermott; illustration by Ruby Glover.


CREATIVE TEAM

COLLABORATORS

Sean MacDonald – Choreographer
Rona Ngahuia Osborne – Costume & Set Designer
Alistair Deverick – Sound Designer

DANCERS

Carl Tolentino, Chrissy Kokiri, Katie Rudd, Ngaere Jenkins, Taniora Motutere & Eddie Elliott.

NZDC TEAM

Shona McCullagh – Chief Executive & Artistic Director
Greg Innes – General Manager
JP Bolton – Producer
Caroline Bindon – Artistic Executive & Marketing Designer
Ashley David – Marketing & Funding Manager
Pennie Chang – Office & Marketing Executive
Raisedinland Iose – Dance Education Assistant


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