June, 2021

This is a repeating event

2021Fri11Jun7:30 pm8:45 pmTE WHEKE7:30 pm - 8:45 pm ASB Waterfront Theatre, 138 Halsey Street, Auckland CBD, AucklandType:TheatreWhere:Central AucklandAges:Teens (13 to 18 years),Tweens (10 to 12 years)

Te Wheke

Event Details

Atamira Dance Company presents TE WHEKE contemporary dance on 11 to 12 June at ASB Waterfront Theatre. tof the Eight dancers and eight practitioners both tuakana and teina, explore the multi-layered dimensions of human experience, symbolsied by the eight tentacles of the mighty Te Wheke in this explosive new contemporary dance work.

Te Wheke refers to the Octopus, our guardian on this long journey from past into future, activating healing now in this time we all share.

Solo and ensemble expressions of darkness and light occur within shape shifting worlds of floating black silk. Layers of symbolism emanate through magical AV patterning and mesmeric soundscapes with lighting enhancing all – both revealing and hiding.

Some of Aotearoa’s leading names in dance are involved in this milestone 21st birthday production, including Sean MacDonald, Taane Mete, Kelly Nash, Jack Gray, Dolina Wehipeihana, Gabrielle Thomas, Kura Te Ua, Bianca Hyslop and Louise Potiki Bryant, who foster the performance of some exceptional experienced and emerging talents.

Te Whānau Atamira have come out in force to mark this momentous occasion and to honour the legacy of this incredible company’s colossal contribution to Māori contemporary dance.

Duration: 75 mins (plus 30 min post show talk Saturday 12th)


Tickets: Children 12 and under $25 to $28; Adult $28 to $50; Concession $28 to $45; Senior Citizen $28 to $45.


Atamira Dance CompanyAtamira Dance Company is the leading creator and presenter of Māori contemporary dance theatre from Aotearoa New Zealand. 09-838 5780