* 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
A Matariki journey through stars, sea, mountains and moon for the whole whānau. The New Zealand Dance Company (NZDC) presents the premiere season of Matariki for Tamarikiby 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 setting and rising of the Matariki whetū (star) cluster.
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, waiata (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.
Matariki for Tamariki
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
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.
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.
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 Kate Burton – Production Manager Heidi Martin – Dance Education Coordinator Emma Broad – Dance Education Assistant
AUCKLAND DIVERSITY PROJECT PERSONNEL
Noma Sio-Faiumu – Tāmaki Outreach Programme Project Manager Raisedinland Iose – Dance Education Assistant/Pasifika Ambassador Kimoro Taiepa – Māori Community Ambassador Suh Lee – Korean Community Ambassador Yuanyong Yang (YY) – Chinese Community Ambassador